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!

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Add to My Calendar 2017-10-11 16:30:00 2017-10-13 16:00:00 America/Toronto Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – 91st Annual Meeting – October 11-13, 2017 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! Niagara Falls, ON Intellectual Property Institute of Canada admin@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

     
16:30   Registration
18:30   Wine & Dine by the Falls
     
     
07:00   Registration
Breakfast
08:30   Opening Remarks
08:40   Plenary | The College and Professional Ethics: What it Means for IP Professionals 
09:40   Networking Break
10:00   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
11:00   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
12:00   Lunch and AGM
13:30   Patents | Updating Your Toolkit for Fighting Obviousness Issues Post-Sanofi
Trademarks | Use It or Lose It: Non-Use Cancellation Proceedings
14:30   Plenary | Trademarks, Copyright and VQA: Branding and Marketing Issues for Wineries in Canada
15:30   Women in IP Networking Group (WING) Reception
18:30   Gala Dinner & Entertainment
22:30   Dessert Reception
     
     
07:00   Registration
Breakfast
08:30   CIPO Update
09:00   Plenary | Keep It or Share It: Confidential and Proprietary Information in Joint Ventures
10:00   Networking Break
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!
     

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CPD/CLE

This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable, for a total of 12 hours of education.

  SUBSTANTIVE HOURS
(up to)
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
(up to)*
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): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: Pending
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): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: n/a
New York State CLE Board 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 karial@ipic.ca.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
$1,699

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
$1,899
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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
$1,999

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
$2,199
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EMERITUS / HONORARY

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
$599

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
$599
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Fees include day-time meals and social events. HST not included.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid may be available to attend the meeting. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL

SHERATON ON THE FALLS HOTEL

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Book and manage your one-way or return airport transfer with Niagara Airbus.

Cost:
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

Book Online: www.niagaraairbus.com
Book by Phone – Niagara Airbus Reservations: 905-374-8111
Inquiries: airsales@niagaraairbus.com

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