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Intellectual Property Quarterly Case Summaries

Updated Case Summaries are now available: October 1 to December 31, 2013

IP Day 2014: June 12, 2014 in Ottawa

Town Hall Meeting (morning)
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

The 6th annual forum on IP litigation reform, hosted by CBA, allows members of the bench and bar to engage in an open discussion of possible procedural reform in a “town hall” format. This is an unparalleled opportunity for open-ended discussion.

PD Program (afternoon)
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

The IP Debates will feature 4 or 5 topics of interest to IP litigators. There will be two speakers on each topic who will debate the issues. Speakers will be primarily senior members of the IP litigation bar.

25th Anniversary Judges Dinner (evening)
Canadian Museum of History

Keri Johnston, Chair, and Ron Dimock, Honorary Chair, cordially invite all IP Section members to attend the 25th Anniversary Judges Dinner. The evening pays tribute to retiring members of the federal courts and the intellectual property bar who have made significant contributions to intellectual property law in Canada. This is a unique opportunity for junior and senior members of the bar to meet and mingle socially with judges of the Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Registration for the above events will open shortly. For more information please contact: Clarisse Titus at clarisset@CBA.org.

Kind regards,

Keri Johnston
Chair, Court Practice Committee
CBA Intellectual Property Law Section

CBA National Intellectual Property Section on LinkedIn

In order to create networking opportunities and a forum for discussion and exchange on subjects relevant to our Section, we have recently created a group on LinkedIn. This professional networking site allows you to establish connections with other professionals interested in Intellectual Property law, share cases and accomplishments, and will provide the Section with another means to keep you up to date on Section activities. We look forward to meeting you on LinkedIn.

Law School Essay Competition – Intellectual Property


  • Certificate presentation at Town Hall meeting with Federal Court
  • Ticket to Annual IP Federal Court Judges’ Dinner in Ottawa ($250 value)
  • Publication on the CBA National Intellectual Property Section webpage

Topics related to Canadian:

  • Intellectual property law

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled at a Canadian law school

Deadline: February 28, 2014

For more details, click here.

The CBA National Intellectual Property Section gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

Aitken Klee LLP


Microsoft Canada

Trade-mark Agent Examination Prep Course

The Trade-mark Agent Exam Prep Course is an in-depth, online program intended to prepare candidates for the Canadian Trade-mark Agent Qualifying Examination.

Registration deadline: February 26, 2014.

Opportunities for Involvement

New Law School Essay Contest - Call for Sponsors
In an effort to encourage law students across Canada to study intellectual property law, the Section is establishing a CBA Intellectual Property Section Law School Essay Competition. If you or your firm are interested in providing sponsorship for the prize, please contact committee Co-Chairs Mala Joshi (mala@kingswaypharmaceuticals.com) or Ara Arzumanian (ara.arzumanian@hydroone.com).

General call for committee members
The Intellectual Property Section committees provide Section members with the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to legislation and regulatory policies, keep abreast of developments in intellectual property law and to network with others with similar interests. The Section committees depend on the contribution of Section members to deliver relevant services to members and to prepare submissions to legislative and regulatory bodies that reflect the full range of member perspectives.
View the mandate and current members of all Section committees.

We welcome you to join our committees by sending an e-mail to the Section, with indication of your reasons for wishing to join, acknowledgement of the committee mandate and guidelines (as posted on the CBA website), and an express acknowledgement that by applying, you are willing and able to be an active participant of that particular committee.

Committee Guidelines have been introduced in an attempt to encourage participation and increase productivity. These guidelines seek to maintain fair and transparent criteria for selection of Committee members.
View the Committee Guidelines.

Recent Submissions

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CBA PracticeLink and National Magazine Business and Corporate Edition – December 2013

Recent issues of the Business and Corporate Bulletin- from CBA PracticeLink and National Magazine.



Professional Development 

  • Missed a conference? See the Intellectual Property Section PD archive or purchase course materials through the CBA Store.



Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • I.P. Town Hall mtg (morning)
  • PD Program (afternoon)
  • Federal Court Judges’ Dinner (evening): Canadian Museum of Civilization



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Law and practice relating to all forms of ownership, licensing, transfer and protection of intellectual property and related property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, plant breeders' rights, as well as trade secrets.

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