Based on the Federal Court's recent approval for
advertisement of a sound trade-mark application, the Canadian
Intellectual Property Office recently issued a practice notice
confirming that CIPO is now accepting applications for the
registration of sound trade-marks. This article considers the
impact of this practice notice, including requirements for a sound
Gowlings delivers successful webinar on software and business
Earlier this month, the Gowlings IP team presented a
comprehensive webinar on software and business method patents in
Canada. The event has since received rave reviews from business, IT
and legal professionals alike.
The presentation, Everything You Wanted to Know About
Software and Business Method Patents (but were afraid to
ask), brought together leaders in the field to discuss the
practical aspects of obtaining, asserting and defending against
software and business method patents in Canada. Led by
Christopher Van Barr,
Grant Tisdall and
Peter Milne, it was hosted as both an online and in-person
event at our Toronto office, followed by a lively and well-attended
Best practices to obtain patents on software and business
What makes software and business method patents unique
How to defend your company against non-practising entities
asserting software and business method patents
Missed it the first time around? You can view the webinar in its
entirety on our website
by registering here.
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The prospect of an internal investigation raises many thorny issues. This presentation will canvass some of the potential triggering events, and discuss how to structure an investigation, retain forensic assistance and manage the inevitable ethical issues that will arise.
From the boardroom to the shop floor, effective organizations recognize the value of having a diverse workplace. This presentation will explore effective strategies to promote diversity, defeat bias and encourage a broader community outlook.
Staying local but going global presents its challenges. Gowling WLG lawyers offer an international roundtable on doing business in the U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia. This three-hour session will videoconference in lawyers from around the world to discuss business and intellectual property hurdles.
A recent Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench decision allowed a court-appointed receiver to sell and transfer intellectual property rights free and clear of encumbrances, finding that a license to use improvements of an invention was a contractual interest and not a property interest.
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