IPIC’s Annual Meeting 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 Niagara Falls and be part of an incredible conference!
|18:30||Wine & Dine by the Falls|
|07:45-08:15||Pathways to Diversity in the Canadian Judiciary|
|08:40-09:00||IP and Innovation – A Fireside Chat with ISED Parliamentary Secretary David Lametti|
|09:00-10:00||Plenary | The College and Professional Ethics: What it Means for IP Professionals|
|10:15||Patents | The Law of Utility in Canada - Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?
Trademarks | Who’s Offended? – A Review of the Laws on Obscene, Scandalous and Immoral Marks in Canada, the US and the EU
|11:15||Patents | Post-Final Practice – Understanding Your Options at the End of the Line
Trademarks | Sounds, Scents, Flavours – An Update on Non-Traditional Marks in Canada, the US and the EU
|12:15||Lunch and AGM|
|14:00-15:00||Patents | Updating Your Toolkit for Fighting Obviousness Issues Post-Sanofi
Trademarks | Use It or Lose It: Non-Use Cancellation Proceedings
|15:00-16:00||Plenary | Trademarks, Copyright and VQA: Branding and Marketing Issues for Wineries in Canada|
|16:00||Women in IP Networking Group (WING) Reception|
|18:30||Gala Dinner & Entertainment|
|09:00||Plenary | Keep It or Share It: Confidential and Proprietary Information in Joint Ventures|
|10:15||Patents | Canada’s Innovation Strategy
Copyright | Copyright: Fair Dealing and Technological Protection Measures
|11:15||Patents | Updates from the Patent Office
Trademarks | Updates from the Trademarks Office
|12:30||IP Roundtables and Lunch|
|13:30||Plenary | Talking to Your Client – The New Conversation|
|14:30||Plenary | Top IP Cases of the Year|
|16:00||Safe Travels Home!|
This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable, for a total of 12 hours of education.
|PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
|Law Society of Upper Canada
||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of British Columbia||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of Alberta||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of Manitoba||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Barreau du Québec||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of New Brunswick||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: n/a|
|New York State CLE Board||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|California State Bar||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
*Professionalism | Ethics Hours
In order to claim the maximum number of professionalism/ethics hours delegates must choose to attend an IP roundtable that carries 1 hour of professionalism/ethics during lunch on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees include day-time meals and social events. HST not included.
Financial aid may be available to attend the meeting. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries: email@example.com
A cancellation fee of $50 (plus HST) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 15, 2017. Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7
Room reservations must be made prior to September 19, 2017.
However, reservations should be made as soon as possible as the IPIC room block may sell out prior to this date.
IPIC Group Rate: Fallsview Room – $168.95*/night plus applicable tax.
*Includes Resort Services Package of $9.95/day (WiFi access with endless devices, unlimited long distance calls from your guestroom to anywhere in Canada or the US, unlimited local calls, 2 bottles of complimentary water per day, in-room Starbucks coffee and Tazo teas, unlimited access to Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance, printing of boarding passes and 2 WEGO tickets (bus system).
Please call the hotel directly at 1-800-519-9911 and request the special convention rate for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada or IPIC Annual Meeting or make your reservations online: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IPIC17
Book and manage your one-way or return airport transfer with Niagara Airbus.
Roundtrip from Toronto International Airport to the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel : $88/person + HST
One-way rate from/to Toronto International Airport: $64/person + HST
This special group rate is valid for travel from October 4 – 20, 2017.
IPIC Conference Code: 452