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Bill C-8 and 31: What the Changes Mean For Trademark Law in Canada
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Ottawa Chapter Meeting

When: Monday, April 27, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Main Boardroom
2600-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1C3

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Ottawa Chapter Meeting

Monday, April 27, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bill C-8 and 31: What the Changes Mean For Trademark Law in Canada

Tracey L. Mosely, Partner, BLG

Philip Lapin, Partner, Smart & Biggar
Robert A. MacDonald, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

In honour of World IP Day 2015, we have assembled a panel of experienced trademark practitioners to provide us with their insights into Bills C-8 and 31.  Bills C-8 and 31 introduce major changes to trademark law and practice to Canada.  Our panel will present regarding what they anticipate from the new regulations, including:

  1. changes to the application process; and,
  2. changes to the contentious environment (oppositions and infringement).

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Main Boardroom
2600-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 1C3
(613) 233-1781

$15.00 per person


Philip Lapin is the Chair of Smart & Biggar's Trademark Practice Group and, with almost 20 years of experience, is recognized as one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. Philip manages and provides strategic advice concerning the trademark portfolios for many Canadian and multinational corporations. Philip has handled the clearance, prosecution and registration of thousands of trademarks, with expertise in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Office. Philip is also a frequent speaker and author on a wide variety of trademark-related topics and has taught trademark law as an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa's engineering school for many years.

Robert MacDonald is the leader of Gowlings’ Intellectual Property Group. Robert holds over 30 years of experience in all trademark areas, including prosecution, licensing, oppositions and litigation in the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Robert specializes in assisting clients with clearing, protecting and enforcing their brands in the Canadian market. Robert is one of only 30 trademark professionals worldwide to be included in Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2013 and is also ranked as a top trademark professional in the World Trademark Review 1000.

Tracey Mosley is a registered Canadian trademark agent in BLG’s Intellectual Property and Technology Professional Group. Tracey’s work involves matters such as trademark searching, prosecution and opposition.  In 2011, Tracey was appointed to the Council of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and in 2014 Tracey was appointed to the Trademark Examination Board. Tracey was recognized in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals in the areas of Prosecution and Strategy.


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