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Following the Signs: New Directions in Trademark Law

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University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

57 Louis-Pasteur

Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

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All information regarding the symposium are available at http://tm17.ca




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The following schedule is subject to change.

8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director, Centre for Law, Technology and Society
  • Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law

9:00 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“TOWARDS A DISTINCTIVE TRADEMARK LAW FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”

Professor David Vaver (Osgoode/Oxford)

10:00 – Health Break

10:15 AM
PANEL: GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

presented by CIGI

Speakers:

  • Ms. Renata Pimentel Watkin (University of Ottawa)
    “Placing Canadian Geographical Indications on the Map.”
  • Dr. Marsha S. Cadogan (Centre for International Governance Innovation – CIGI)
    “The Game Changers to Geographical Indication Rules in the Global IP System and Its Impact on Canada.”
  • Mr. Jean-Philippe Mikus (Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, LLP)
    “Geographical Indications: Appropriation and Reappropriation of Tradition in the Food Industry Through International Trade Agreements.”

Panel Moderator: Prof. Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Western University)

12:00 – Lunch

1:00 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“THE NEW CANADIAN TRADEMARK ACT”

1:30 PM
PANEL: FROM USE TO REGISTRATION: A PARADIGM SHIFT?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Carys J. Craig (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University) and Dr. Bita Amani (Queen’s University)
    “The Jus of Use: Trademarks in Transition.”
  • Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau (University of Ottawa)
    “Disrupting the Myth of a Canadian Paradigm Shift”
  • Mr. Robert A. MacDonald (Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP)
    “From ‘Use’ to Registration: A Paradigm Shift?”

Panel Moderator: Elizabeth Judge, University of Ottawa

2:45 PM – Health Break

3:00 PM
PANEL: THE EXPANDING SCOPE OF TRADEMARK PROTECTION

Speakers:

  • Ms. Susan J Haslip (Algonquin College / University of Ottawa)
    “On the Reliance of Canada’s Trade-marks Act to (Meaningfully) Protect Identifiers of Relevance to Aboriginal People in Canada: Treading On Thin Ice(?)”
  • Mr. Scott Miller (MBM Intellectual Property Law)
    “When is Offensive, Too Offensive?”
  • Professor Mistrale Goudreau (University of Ottawa)
    “Hashtags in the World of Trademarks”
  • Dr. Teresa Scassa (University of Ottawa)
    “Trademarking Public Space”

Panel Moderator: Andrea Slane (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

4:30 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“TRADEMARK AND INNOVATION POLICY FOR THE FUTURE”

(Distinguished Speaker to be announced.)

4:45 PM
Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program qualifies for 6.5 Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the Law Society of Upper Canada.

This program is accredited by a recognized provider for 6.5 Hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for the Barreau du Québec.

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