FRENCH WEBINAR - Civil Law and Common Law: Important Differences and Their Impact on IP Rights

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 1 pm - 2 pm ET

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Intellectual property is mostly governed by federal jurisdiction in Canada but the provincial common law and civil law rules can often be critical to a client’s rights and obligations, due to the important differences between these two legal traditions. Intellectual property practitioners must thus take into account how these two traditions address certain issues of property and civil rights that are relevant to intellectual property. This webinar will address how the following subjects are treated differently under civil law and common law:

  • The legal nature of an IP licence agreement;
  • Retroactive assignment contracts;
  • The transfer of future (as-yet uncreated) IP; and
  • The rights and obligations of co-owners of a patent.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour(s).

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



Member Price


Individual $75.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 3 to 5 people $299.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 6 to 10 people $499.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 11 to 15 people $799.00 + tax Sign In
Group: 16 or more people $1,199.00 + tax Sign In
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Non-Member Price


Individual $125.00 + tax
Group: 3 to 5 people $399.00 + tax
Group: 6 to 10 people $599.00 + tax
Group: 11 to 15 people $899.00 + tax
Group: 16 or more people $1,299.00 + tax
Proceed to Checkout

***Financial aid may be available to participate in this webinar. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries:


Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer. A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Registration

Due to COVID-19, IPIC is relaxing its group registration policy to allow participants within a group to use a webinar link individually, as long as the total number of participants using the link is within the group size registered for.