AIPPI Canada Essay Competition 2024

AIPPI Canada seeks to promote scholarship in intellectual property law and awareness of AIPPI.  AIPPI Canada is thus sponsoring the 2024 AIPPI Canada Essay Competition open to law students and intellectual property agent trainees. 

Students enrolled in J.D., LL.B., LL.L. or LL.M. programs in a Canadian University and Class 3 CPATA licensees are thus invited to submit an essay addressing one of the intellectual property topics below.  A winning essay will be awarded a prize of CAD $2500!

Qualifying essays should be substantive original works of at least 3000 and no more than 10,000 words and should address one of the topics, or an aspect of one of the topics, chosen for study at AIPPI’s 2024 World Congress. 

This year’s topics are:

AIPPI’s Study Guidelines set out detailed backgrounds for each of these topics, and can be downloaded at the above links.   Qualifying essays should not simply answer the questions set out in the Study Guidelines.  Rather, qualifying essays should explore the subject matter, or an aspect thereof, introduced and discussed in each of the Study Guidelines, by reference to Canadian and/or international law.

Entries are due by March 31, 2024, and should be submitted to the Secretary of the AIPPI Canada at 

Please read the AIPPI Canada Essay Contest Rules, before submitting an entry.  All questions regarding the Rules, or the Competition, should be submitted to the Secretary of AIPPI Canada at