Daniel A. Artola Award and Norton Rose Classroom launched at University of Ottawa
October 4, 2012
Norton Rose announced the establishment of the Daniel A. Artola Intellectual Property Award today at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. The award is in memory and honour of Daniel Artola, lawyer, partner and patent agent in Norton Rose’s Montréal office. The Norton Rose Classroom was also officially launched today, the result of a $300,000 donation from the firm to the Faculty of Law.
Daniel Artola was a graduate of the University of Ottawa law school, he died on September 3, 2011, in Montréal of cancer at age 47. The $500 annual award in his name will recognize outstanding achievement by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law student receiving the highest mark in Interdisciplinary Studies in Law: Intellectual Property Litigation.
Judith Robinson, partner in Montréal and regional chair of Norton Rose’s Canadian intellectual property practice in Quebec, said:
“Daniel was a strong litigator in intellectual property before the Federal Courts and the Québec Superior Court, and he also had excellent client and mentoring skills. He was devoted to his family. His commitment and passion for intellectual property and patent law throughout his career inspired many. We are privileged to have worked with Daniel as our partner and friend, and we are proud to support future generations of bright minds in honour of his memory.”
The new Norton Rose Classroom that was launched today is an ultra-modern 89 seat lecture hall in the heart of Fauteux Hall in the Faculty of Law. The classroom has state of the art multimedia built-in, is fully accessible and incorporates many green materials in the design.
Tate McLeod, partner in Norton Rose’s Ottawa office said:
“We’re proud to have many University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law alumni as members of Norton Rose and we are extremely pleased to give back to the school. The University of Ottawa provides a tremendous base from which to launch legal careers. We’re happy to support the Faculty in continuing to provide a first-rate learning environment for the University of Ottawa's students.”
For further information please contact:
Peter Zvanitajs, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
+1 416 216 1871; +1 416 553 5789
Johanna Pardo, senior public relations advisor, Norton Rose Canada (Quebec and Latin America), Norton Rose Canada LLP
+1 514 847 4921; +1 514 576 2399
Rebecca Geddes, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
+1 403 267 8168; +1 403 836 3182
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