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Top Innovative Projects for Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week, Canada celebrates Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) from October 6 to October 12. MIAW was designed to increase Canadians’ knowledge and understanding of mental illness. It was created in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, although it is now under the purview of the Canadian Alliance on Mental…

CALL FOR RA APPLICATIONS: JD Research Assistants – Intellectual Property Law

Professors Giuseppina D’Agostino and David Vaver are seeking JD Research Assistants to assist in various intellectual property & technology law projects. Eligibility To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled as a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and have taken at least ONE intellectual property law course or…

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: IPilogue Editors (2019/2020 Academic Term)

The IPilogue is the first blog of its kind populated with entries from student editors at law schools across Canada and around the world, as well as postings from expert bloggers from across the globe. The blog contains comments and thoughts about current pressing intellectual property, technology, privacy and related…

Just Trademark It: Athletes Turning to Trademarks to Gain Competitive Edge

With the Kawhi Leonard saga officially coming to a close on July 10th after his signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, the city of Toronto, along with the rest of Canada, has been taking the last month to reflect on the past season and what one man meant to the…

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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. 

Picks of the week

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.