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Intellectual Property Law Faculty

Program Director,

Carys J. Craig

Carys Craig has been a member of the Osgoode faculty since 2002, Academic Director of the Osgoode Professional Development LLM Program in Intellectual Property since 2009, and Director of IP Osgoode since 2023. A recipient of the Osgoode Hall Legal & Literary Society Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Craig teaches JD and graduate courses in Copyright Law, Trademark Law, and International Aspects of Intellectual Property, as well as seminars on Intellectual Property Theory and Copyright in the Digital Era. She researches and publishes in the fields of domestic, comparative and international intellectual property law and policy, with an emphasis on public interest theory and the public domain. Her recently published monograph, Copyright, Communication & Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Press, 2011) critically examines the assumptions of possessive individualism embedded in modern copyright law. Her award-winning work has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada. Dr. Craig holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a Doctorate in Law (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy.

Program Director,

Martin Kratz, K.C.

Martin Kratz is a professor, author and retired senior technology and intellectual property lawyer. Martin was a leading technology and intellectual property lawyer and led the intellectual property and technology practices for Bennett Jones LLP. Martin’s practice focused primarily on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, information technology transactions, procurement, cloud computing, outsourcing, data protection, information and privacy law, records retention, electronic records, cyber security, and technology law generally.Among numerous recognitions, Martin was identified as one of Canada’s most creative lawyers by LEXPERT-Thomson in the US Guide to Canada’s 100 Most Creative Lawyers; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in The LEXPERT/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in intellectual property law; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada for intellectual property law, technology law and information technology law; as highly recommended in technology law by the Practicing Law Institute; ranked by Chambers and Partners for both information technology law and for intellectual property law; and as a leading lawyer in intellectual property and in information technology by Lawday.

Martin is the co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intellectual Property LLM program and teaches courses in that program.