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Paul Lomic will be moderating IPIC's webinar: Critical Intellectual Property Ownership Issues for Practitioners on June 19, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST

Ownership 101

  • Who owns what?

  • How to ensure that your client is the rightful IP owner?

  • How and when to correct the chain of title? Before CIPO or the courts?

Drafting and recording assignments

  • What types of IP can be assigned?

  • Are there specific considerations for patents vs. trademarks vs. copyright?

  • When to use a retroactive or confirmatory assignment? Enforceability?

  • When should/must you record an assignment at CIPO? In a PPSA registry?

Best practices for employment agreements, supplier contracts and NDAs.

More information about the program can be found here.

#trademark #patent #copyright

Paul Lomic will be moderating IPIC's webinar: COVID-19 & IP Practice: Litigating From Your Living Room on May 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST.

The program will be discussing:

• Shifts in Federal Court practice and procedures

• Impact of COVID-19 suspensions on NOC proceedings

• Technology tools to help you work with your teams and move your matters forward

• Tips and tricks for conducting discoveries/cross-examinations/motions/trials remotely

• What can counsel do to help the Courts?

• What will be the lasting impact on litigation after COVID-19?

More information about the program can be found here.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has further extended several deadlines related to trademarks and other IP to June 1, 2020. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

A link to CIPO’s guidance can be found here.

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