September 25-November 28, 2019
The Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing
Visit course website for more information. IP Osgoode members will receive a 10% discount.
October 15, 2019
Help Me Help You – A Mentoring Event for the Next Generation of Entertainment, Media and Communications Lawyers
Visit event website for details.
October 31, 2019
International Law in the Global South Seminar Series: On the Need for Intellectual Property Rights in Ecowas
The event will take place from 3:30pm-5:00pm in room 2028, Ignat Kaneff Building, York University. Juliet Ogbodo will discuss challenges West African countries face negotiating IP terms in trade agreements.
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From September 30-October 9, 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization is holding assemblies with over 1,000 delegates in Geneva. The delegates will discuss a variety of intellectual property issues. Stay tuned here for updates on assembly topics.
October 30, 2019 is the coming into force date of the amendments to the Patent Act (C-43 and C-59) and the new Patent Rules. Stay updated with information sessions this month through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) relating to IP licenses when the IP licensor becomes insolvent, will come into force November 1, 2019. These amendments were included in Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (Bill C-86). See Alan Macek’s recent article on the issue.