Conflicts of interest is an issue that lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents regularly need to consider. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss what constitutes a conflict of interest when representing multiple clients (especially competitors) before CIPO. Would a competitor’s prior art being cited against each constitute a conflict? Or would that not rise to the level of “substantial risk” presently used by the Law Societies? Similarly, would there be a conflict for trademark agents when citing marks in a confusion objection or when performing a clearance search? The presenters will also discuss issues related to receiving and maintaining privileged communications.