Critical Intellectual Property Ownership Issues for Practitioners


Expert panelists will address IP ownership issues which impact every IP practitioner. The topics discussed will include:

Ownership 101

  • Who owns what?
  • How to ensure that your client is the rightful IP owner?
  • How and when to correct the chain of title? Before CIPO or the courts?

Drafting and recording assignments

  • What types of IP can be assigned?
  • Are there specific considerations for patents vs. trademarks vs. copyright?
  • When to use a retroactive or confirmatory assignment? Enforceability?
  • When should/must you record an assignment at CIPO? In a PPSA registry?

 Best practices for employment agreements, supplier contracts and NDAs.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.

Law Society of Ontario1
Barreau du Québec1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

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



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