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IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP, to earn annual CPD and CLE credits, and to network with colleagues and fellow practitioners. Join us in Ottawa-Gatineau and be part of an incredible conference!

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Add to My Calendar 2019-09-25 16:30:00 2019-09-27 16:00:00 America/Toronto Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – 93rd Annual Conference – September 25 - 27, 2019 IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP, to earn annual CPD and CLE credits, and to network with colleagues and fellow practitioners. Join us in Ottawa and be part of an incredible conference! Ottawa, Ontario Intellectual Property Institute of Canada admin@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

     
16:30-20:00   Registration
17:30-20:00   Welcome Reception
     
     
07:00-17:00   Registration
07:00-09:00   Breakfast
09:00-09:10   Opening Remarks
09:10-10:10   Fireside Chat | Global Cultural Perspective of IP Rights
10:10-10:30   Networking Break
10:30-11:30   Plenary | Trade Law Meets IP Law – Competing National Interests
11:30-12:30   IPIC Annual General Meeting
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-15:00   Patents | IP Rights Around the World: International Perspectives
Trademarks | The Cannabis Act: Trademarks and Product Branding
15:00-16:00   Patents | Patriot Games – Coordination and Management of Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation
Trademarks | Copyright | Design Rights, Copyright and Trade Dress – Protecting Product Designs Globally
16:00-17:00   Women in IP Networking Group (WING) Reception
18:30-22:00   Gala
22:00   Dessert Reception
     
     
07:00-16:00   Registration
07:00-08:30   Breakfast
08:30-09:00   CIPO Update
09:00-10:00   Plenary | The New College of Patent and Trademark Agents
10:00-10:20   Networking Break
10:20-11:20   Patents | (Show Me the Money!) Monetizing Intellectual Capital and Intangible Assets
Copyright | Copyright (Potpourri): Cloud Storage, Architectural Works and Trolls
11:20-12:20   Patents | Patent Legislation and Practice Update
Trademarks | Trademark Legislation and Practice Update
12:30-13:45   IP Roundtables and Lunch
Lunch (Non IP Roundtables)
14:00-15:00   Plenary | Online Tension between Owner Rights and User Rights: A Debate
15:00-16:30   Plenary | Top IP Law Decisions: Year in Review in Canadian Jurisprudence
16:30   End of Programming
     

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CPD/CLE

This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable.

  SUBSTANTIVE HOURS
(up to)
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
(up to)*
Law Society of Ontario
             
SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: Pending
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
Barreau du Québec SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A
Law Society of New Brunswick SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A
New York State CLE Board SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours
**Includes up to 2 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hours.

Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at karial@ipic.ca.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 23, 2019
$1,699

AFTER AUGUST 23, 2019
$1,899
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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 23, 2019
$1,999

AFTER AUGUST 23, 2019
$2,199
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EMERITUS/
HONORARY

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 23, 2019
$599

AFTER AUGUST 23, 2019
$599
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FULL-TIME ACADEMIC

$699

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IN-HOUSE CORPORATE PRACTITIONER – 1ST IPIC CONFERENCE

$699
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STUDENT

(PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY REQUIRED)
$599

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LIVE STREAM

MEMBER: $899

NON-MEMBER: $1,099
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Fees include day-time meals and social events. GST & QST not included.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid may be available to attend the conference. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.

Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration fees must be paid by September 6, 2019.

A cancellation fee of $50 (plus GST and QST) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before August 23, 2019.

Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.

LIVE STREAM

Unable to attend in person? Register for IPIC’s Live Stream Option and don’t miss out on the incredible lineup of speakers and presentations!

IPIC is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate via Live Stream. Participants will have the option of viewing presentations live as they take place and ask questions in real time or view the recordings conveniently at a later date. 

All sessions will be available by live stream.

CPD/CLE

Live stream participation, whether viewed live or at a later time by recording, is eligible for Substantive and/or Professionalism/Ethics Hours where applicable.

Registration Fee

Member $899 | Non Member $1,099

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ACCOMMODATION

HILTON LAC-LEAMY
3, Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Québec

Room reservations must be made prior to September 3, 2019, in order to receive the negotiated room rate. 

Guestroom rates and availability after September 3, 2019, will be offered on a space and rate availability basis.

Reservations should be made as soon as possible as the IPIC room block may sell out prior to this date.

IPIC Group Rate: Classic/Deluxe Room – $215/night plus applicable taxes
Reservations ID: CVO

Please call the hotel directly at 1-819-790-6444 and request the special convention rate for the IPIC Annual Conference.

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