Canada’s Trademarks System and COVID-19: The Silver Lining in Improving CIPO’s Services

CIPO’s Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch will hold a virtual town hall meeting to share what steps it continues to take to resume and adapt its services during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain the IP rights of clients, to prevent inadvertent loss of rights, and to the extent possible provide certainty and predictability to the marketplace while harmonizing with international trading partners. The webinar will also provide some insight on what’s to come and members of the Branch will be available to answer questions.

Mesmin Pierre
Director General, Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch
Donna G. White
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP/SRL
Chair, IPIC Trademark Committee

NOTE: IPIC is charging a nominal member fee of $15.00 for COVID-19 related webinars to cover phone line and software expenses in order to continue keeping our membership informed. We will revisit that fee as we gain more experience in terms of webinar registration numbers and costs.

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains 1 hour Professionalism or Ethics where applicable:

Law Society of Ontario
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant


This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content
by the Law Society of Ontario.