Implications of “Social Distancing” on the Entertainment Industry
Could (Should) Legal Reasoning be Mechanized with the Help of AI Legal Expert Systems?
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A Feminist Perspective
Biopiracy: IP and Appropriation from the Global South
International IP protection made easier: Learn about the Five IP Treaties that Canada has joined
Facial Recognition Technology: What have we consented to?
IP Osgoode Call for Applications
Backdraft: 12 Years Later, UMG Discloses Specifics on Works Lost in 2008 Vault Fire
Updates on DABUS and Inventorship of AI-Generated Inventions
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One of the cutting-edge topics in trademark law today is the issue of non-conventional trademarks. As per the Indian Trade Marks Act a ‘mark’ includes a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape of goods, packaging or combination of colours or any combination thereof. The non-exhaustive…

Implications of “Social Distancing” on the Entertainment Industry

Since its initial identification, the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has spread at alarming rates, resulting in a global pandemic. Due to the highly infectious nature of the disease, individuals around the world have been forced into social isolation, as Ontario has joined the list of provinces to declare a state of…

The Adoption and Existence of the American Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion in Canada

My participation in the Harold G Fox IP Moot was an opportunity for me to learn far more than just patent law. I entered the moot with a notion that the Canadian and American legal systems were so economically, socially, and fundamentally different in principle, that we would seldom find…

Copyright and Collaboration in Works of Theatre: A Feminist Perspective

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend an illuminating presentation on ‘Copyright & Collaboration in Works of Theatre’ by Dr. Luke McDonagh. The audience, comprised of a theatre owner, actors, artists, and publishers, in addition to law students, was a heartening reflection of the need for interdisciplinary academic…

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Webinar – Navigating beyond our borders. Protecting your intellectual property in China

March 24, 2020

This seminar will highlight key considerations and differences between Canada and China in the registration process for IP. Learn how to recognize, register and enforce your IP rights in China.

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Webinar – Clean-tech and Intellectual Property

April 27, 2020

This webinar will outline what to consider when developing an IP strategy with a focus on the clean-tech sector, to help you extract value from your IP, protect your business from competitors and gain a competitive advantage.

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Picks of the week

Giuseppina D’AgostinoCongratulations to Professor Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino, Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, for being chosen as one of the seven citizen members to serve on the Mayor of Vaughan’s Smart City Advisory Task Force. As a stakeholder representative Professor D’Agostino will have an opportunity to connect and share insights with a group of accomplished industry professionals and citizens and to make recommendations as the city of Vaughan develops the Smart City initiative.