"Vavilov" for IP Lawyers

Monday, February 24, 2020, 1 pm - 2 pm ET
WEBINAR Patents Trademarks Copyright
Yael Bienenstock
Torys LLP
Guy Régimbald
Gowling WLG
Andrew Bernstein
Torys LLP

On December 19, 2019, the Supreme Court released its decision in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65, an important decision which re-casts many fundamental principles of administrative law and the law of judicial review in Canada. Join our expert panel as they discuss the impact of this new standard of review in IP law: 

·      When does administrative law arise for IP lawyers? 

·      What does Vavilov change (and not change)?  

·      Are judicial reviews from the Copyright Board still a “special case”? 

·      Does Vavilov have an impact on the proceedings challenging the new pricing regulations for patented medicines?  


Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.

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

*Complimentary registration for Members of the Judiciary* 



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Group: 16 or more people $1,299.00
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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.

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