Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 10, 2018

Summary of Meetings: Intellectual Property & Technology Law

Number of Meetings Held: 4

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Social Event
Synopsis: All Section Members were encouraged to kick off the 2017/2018 year in a relaxed social environment.

Friday, November 24, 2017
Guest Speaker: Tingxi Huo, Senior Partner, Chofn Intellectual Property
Meeting Title/Topic: Trademark Tips and Traps in China
Synopsis: This seminar focussed on trademark tips and traps that Canadian companies should be aware of as they prepare to do business in China. The seminar included information on trademark enforcement issues in China, as well as an update on the specialized IP courts in China.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Guest Speaker: Benjamin La Borie, Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: What IP and Technology Counsel should know about Insolvency and Commercial Disputes
Synopsis: Benjamin La Borie of Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP discussed issues related to technology and intellectual property under the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act as well as receiverships, informal restructuring arrangements, arbitration and standstill agreements, and dealing with lenders.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Guest Speaker: Christine Duhaime, Partner, Duhaime Law
Meeting Title/Topic: THE FUTURE IS NOW: Fintech - Bitcoin, Blockchain and Other Virtual Currencies
Synopsis: Financial technology companies consist of both start-ups and established financial and technology companies trying to replace or enhance the usage of financial services of incumbent companies. How do these impact on the types of legal services that are required by existing and current markets? How do these impact on our delivery of legal services? How do these impact on existing and future clients. These and many other issues were discussed in this session.

Comments and Observations of the Chair