Call for submissions: 2013 Canadian Writing Challenge in Intellectual Property Law

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are co-presenting a writing challenge for Canadians interested in intellectual property (IP) law. The 2013 Canadian Writing Challenge in Intellectual Property Law offers a $1000 grand prize and is open to law students, graduate students and professionals.

“We are excited to be running our fifth annual writing challenge.  Our goal is to further enhance thoughtful and well-researched intellectual property public policy scholarship and discussion,” said Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Giuseppina D’Agostin. “We encourage a broad range of perspectives and topics can be from within the various categories of intellectual property law including patents, trade-marks, industrial design and copyright.”

This year features three categories for entrants:

  1. Law student category (LLB, JD, BCL, and LLL students)
  2. Graduate student category (LLM, SJD and PhD students)
  3. Professional category (legal and business professionals who have been practicing 7 years or less, including patent agents and trademark agents)

The winner from each of category will be eligible for:

  1. A prize of $1000 (CAD)
  2. Publication on the IP Osgoode website
  3. Consideration for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or the Intellectual Property Journal.

New to this year’s challenge, the set topic for the professional category is a case note on an intellectual property related decision issued after January 1, 2012.

The deadline is Monday, July 1.

More details on Canada’s IP Writing Challenge are available here.