mekhala-chaubal_ipilogue-pic-2011Mekhala Chaubal
Mekhala is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada with an interest in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law in a transnational context, privacy rights, and the development of IP in emerging economies. She is currently immersed in learning about innovation, entrepreneurship and the finer points of patent, copyright and trade-mark law  as Legal Assistant for a Toronto-based IP firm. For more information, check out Mekhala’s LinkedIn profile.  Email Mekhala at: ipeyeblog [at]

530121_10100911682163920_1153308258_nTracy Ayodele
Tracy  is a Canadian lawyer, called to the Bar of Ontario, and a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. She has a keen interest in IP policy, social innovation and the intersection of technology, development and start-up culture in emerging economies. She is a spirited legal researcher and writer, and co-authored “Hot-tubbing in Canadian Patent Litigation: A Preliminary Assessment” published in the Intellectual Property Journal. For more information, check out Tracy’s LinkedIn profile.  Email Tracy at: ipeyeblog [at]


Robert Inglis
Robert has a background in Media Studies from Queen’s University, and has work experience involving various popular communications media, e.g. videography, website design, graphic design, writing (fiction, non-fiction, commercial), editing and business communications.  Robert would like to bring  to light some of the new innovations  going on in the world today in these technologies and others.

Abigail Henry
Abigail is a Masters student in Communication and Culture at York University in Toronto. Her research concerns cultural heritage, innovation, and sustainable development in the Caribbean in the postnational digital age – which is a fancy way of saying that she writes a lot about communicating across different cultures and contexts.  Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she has worked in magazine publishing, media production, and has written for organizations in both Canada and the Caribbean. Abigail loves good Indian food and is committed to making ideas understood through clear and accessible content. For more information, check out Abigail’s LinkedIn Profile.

Picture-1Samia Trautvein
Samia is a graduate of Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, Brazil. Her passion and also work background is in Tax Law and all the areas related to it, including Business Law and Intellectual Property. Samia is also interested in learning Accounting and various fields of Marketing. She loves how knowledge can spread through the internet and that is why she is glad to write for IPEye.

 profileTracey McKenna
Tracey McKenna is a communications professional who graduated with a Masters in Literary Studies, specializing in adaptation theory, from the University of Waterloo. Her experiences include preparing literary reviews, research papers, critiques and various forms of business communication. With a penchant for writing and keeping up with trends, she is excited to join the IPEye team and to create articles which explore the realm of IP and emerging markets, particularly regarding education and media.