Ethics in Patent and Trademark Prosecution

Held on Monday, September 17, 2018

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.

Andrea F. Rush
Blaney McMurtry LLP
T. Andrew Currier
Perry + Currier Inc. /Currier + Kao LLP
Richard Mar
Perry + Currier Inc. /Currier + Kao LLP

Continuing Professional Development

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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
Law Society of New Brunswick1

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

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