Canada: For Your Attention January 2000: Kudos

Published 1/1/00

For Your Attention

David M. Adderley gave a presentation entitled "E-Content: Identifying and Protecting your Intellectual Property on the Internet" at the Fourth International Multimedia to the Home conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on August 20, co-chaired a roundtable on "Designing and Maintaining Your Web Site" at the Third Canadian IT Law conference in Montreal on October 22, and gave a presentation on Information Technology and Internet Law at Code Hunter’s offices in Calgary on November 29. Code Hunter will be merging with Gowlings on January 1, 2000 to form the second largest law firm in Canada.

David Aylen was a guest speaker at the Canada/US Intellectual Property Summit conference held in Toronto in December 1999. His paper addressed "Enforcing Your IP Rights Across the Border". David Aylen and Omar Nassif participated in the Centennial Celebration of Japan's Accession to the Paris Convention, held in Tokyo, Japan in November 1999.

Jane Baggott was elected President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (formerly the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada) at the September 1999 Annual General Meeting and is again responsible for preparing the Section on Trade-marks for the Law Society of British Columbia’s Continuing Legal Education Annual Review of Law & Practice for 1999.

Neil Belmore, Scott Jolliffe and Alex Macklin have been named in the Fall 1999 release of An International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers published in London by Law Business Research Ltd.

Tony Creber and Lance Follett prepared a paper on Regulations and Law in Canada relating to the pharmaceutical industry which is to appear in the European Council’s "The Life Science’s Industry Report 1999".

Judy Erratt attended the AIPLA Meeting in Washington in October and attended the Ottawa Life Sciences Conference in Ottawa in November.

Scott Jolliffe, Kelly Gill and Michael Hilliard successfully defended the Law Society of Upper Canada in a copyright infringement action brought by three major legal publishers alleging infringement of reported judicial decisions and other legal publications. The publishers have announced they will be appealing.

Kelly Gill and Scott Jolliffe also recently wrote a chapter entitled "Commercial Transactions Involving Intellectual Property - the Canadian Perspective" in Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Kelly Gill and Rob Graham obtained their Masters in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School (specialization in Intellectual Property) in November of 1999.

Brad Limpert gave a presentation on "Best Practices for the Management of Intellectual Property" at the International Knowledge Management Summit, Toronto, November, 1999, presented a paper entitled "Trade Secrets in Canadian Law: Legal Doctrines and Practical Approaches" to the Canada/U.S. Intellectual Property Summit, in Toronto December 6, 1999, lead a workshop on "Intellectual Property in Business Transactions" at the Canada/U.S. Intellectual Property Summit, in Toronto December 8, 1999, and will be co-teaching a course in "Patent and Trade Secret Law" at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto beginning January, 2000.

Bob Mackay was honoured with the Industry Partner of the Year Award by the Advertising Agency Association of BC on Thursday evening, November 25, 1999

Jamie Mills spoke to Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies on patent and regulatory matters at its annual general meeting.

Bruce Morgan presented seminars on Canadian and Russian trade-mark practice to major IP firms in Phoenix and Dallas in mid-October.

Brenda Pritchard has delivered a number of papers recently: "Advertising on the Internet" at the E-Commerce in the New Millennium Conference, "Conducting Contests, Prize Promotions and Special Offers" at the Challenges and Opportunities in Advertising Today Seminar, "Advertising on the Internet - Liability Issues" at the Advertising Law International Seminar in Buenos Aires and has offered seminars on advertising and marketing law and promotional contests.

Andrea Rush chaired an ALAI seminar on emerging copyright issues in the United States, and delivered a presentation to the Canadian Bar Association on domain name enforcement and to the IIP on privacy issues to consider in on-line transactions. Andrea is a member of this year's executive of the Canadian Bar Association Technology Executive and has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada.

Andrea Rush with David Aylen and Mark Madras, delivered a seminar to the Association of Transport Lawyers on intellectual property issues relating to e-commerce transactions. Andrea Rush with David Aylen and Mark Madras also made a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Transport Law Association on Intellectual Property in the transport industry.

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