Intellectual Property Law Podcast Series
Upcoming Changes to Canada’s Patent Regime - Episode 7

Upcoming Changes to Canada’s Patent Regime - Episode 7

September 19, 2019

Important changes to the Canadian Patent Act and Rules will be coming into force on October 30, 2019. Join Laurence MacPhie and Andrea Berenbaum for a discussion of how these changes will affect Canada’s patent system including:

  • context for the changes and Canada’s treaty obligations;
  • how the new Patent Act and Rules will change your patent practice; and
  • discussion of the new third party rights regime and significant changes to the abandonment and reinstatement provisions
Canada’s New Trademark Law, The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown - Episode 6

Canada’s New Trademark Law, The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown - Episode 6

September 18, 2019

In this episode, Janice Bereskin and Mina Chana discuss Canada’s new Trademark Law and practices, which took effect on June 17.

Topics include: new filing procedures, examination, classification and the Madrid Protocol.

Regulation Differences of Cannabis Branding - Episode 5 (Part Two)

Regulation Differences of Cannabis Branding - Episode 5 (Part Two)

August 1, 2019

Continuing from Part 1, Toronto lawyer, Jennifer McKenzie of Bereskin & Parr LLP and Colorado-based attorney, Garrett Graff, of Hoban Law Group compare and contrast the federal Canadian and U.S. state-by-state regulatory landscapes in the branding and promotion of cannabis and cannabis accessories.

Regulation Differences of Cannabis Branding - Episode 5 (Part One)

Regulation Differences of Cannabis Branding - Episode 5 (Part One)

July 25, 2019

A discussion of the differences in the regulation of cannabis branding and promotions between Canada and the U.S.

Toronto lawyer, Jennifer McKenzie of Bereskin & Parr LLP and Colorado-based attorney, Garrett Graff, of Hoban Law Group compare and contrast the federal Canadian and U.S. state-by-state regulatory landscapes in the branding and promotion of cannabis and cannabis accessories.

Breaking the Québec Language Law Barrier - Episode 4

Breaking the Québec Language Law Barrier - Episode 4

June 26, 2019

Join François Larose as he discusses Breaking the Québec Language Law Barrier in Episode 4.

This episode will cover:

Discussion on changes to the Charter of the French Language’s Regulations on non-French trademarks affixed on store-front signage and the upcoming deadline to comply; and
Review of some other provisions affecting trademark use in Québec.

Artificial Intelligence Creates Real IP Risks and Opportunities - Episode 3

Artificial Intelligence Creates Real IP Risks and Opportunities - Episode 3

June 13, 2019

Bhupinder Randhawa and Amanda Branch will discuss intellectual property risks and challenges that arise in the context of artificial intelligence based technology development and collaboration. Join us in Episode 3 to learn how to develop your IP strategy for artificial intelligence innovations.

What Does It Take To Make A Fintech Patent? - Episode 2

What Does It Take To Make A Fintech Patent? - Episode 2

May 27, 2019

Join Jason Hynes and Paul Horbal as they discuss Fintech patents.

This episode will cover: A brief overview of the history and theory of patents; A discussion of the threshold requirements (novelty, non-obviousness, utility and proper subject matter); The current approach for Fintech patents in US and Canada; and “Takeaways” – things to think about when assessing a Fintech invention for patentability.

Countdown to Canada’s New Trademarks Laws - Episode 1

Countdown to Canada’s New Trademarks Laws - Episode 1

April 18, 2019

Join Jonathan Burkinshaw and Tamara Winegust in episode one, as they discuss the major changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act are coming into force June 17, 2019. Are you ready?

Topics Include:

  1. Notable changes to “use” requirements.
  2. Expanding your rights.
  3. Saving money now.