Programs and Events
“The Times They Are a Changing”: A Discussion of Changes to Canadian Trade-mark Practice

Join your colleagues in a lively discussion about the recent proposed changes to the Canadian trade-mark law.

Montréal, Canada
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The federal government has introduced sweeping changes to Canadian trade-mark legislation and has recently released a consultation paper on the proposed Trademark Regulations. The consultation period ends November 30, 2014. The proposed changes will dramatically impact Canadian trade-mark practice and represent a fundamental shift to our law. Come discuss the amendments and what they mean to brand owners and the Canadian trade-mark professionals who represent them.

Bereskin & Parr LLP
600, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest
Bureau 2800
Montréal, QC H3A 3J2
Tel: 514-868-0203


Toronto Facilitators: Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick will be broadcast to the offices of Bereskin & Parr via videoconference

Montreal Facilitator: Brigitte Chan.

Cynthia Rowden is a partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP and heads the firm’s Trademarks practice group.  Cynthia was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and is currently a member of its Trademark Office Practices Committee (TOPC). Just this month, Cynthia will be receiving the 2014 INTA President’s Award. For both IPIC and INTA, she has been involved in reviewing, commenting and presenting to the government on new trademark legislation dealing with counterfeits and other changes to the Trade-marks Act.

Scott MacKendrick is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of its Litigation practice group. Scott practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on litigation.  He is currently, and also has been, an active committee member for a number of IP organizations, including the INTA. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto law school. He is also an active volunteer at the University of Toronto and chairs its College of Electors.

Brigitte Chan is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the firm’s Trademarks practice group. Brigitte counsels clients in trademark prosecution, licensing and enforcement, as well as, copyright, domain name and related Internet matters. Much of her practice involves trademark portfolio management of Canadian and international companies, both on a domestic and international level. Brigitte has been involved in reported decisions rendered by the Federal courts in both patent and trademark litigation, and has appeared before the Trade-marks Opposition Board.

$25, payable at the door. Lunch is included.

Registration and information
Please confirm registration by Saturday, November 1, 2014 to:
Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants.