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September 17, 2018

Ethics in Patent and Trademark Prosecution

On September 17, Andrea Rush will participate in a webinar by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada entitled, 'Ethics in Patent and Trademark Prosecution'.

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.

For more information or to register, click here.