The Opportunities and Challenges of 3D Printing Technology

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November 6, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay St., Suite 4000
Toronto, Ontario

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3D printing technology promises to bring about the next revolution in manufacturing of tangible goods. From customized human organs, to firearms and food, increased adoption of this technology by consumers and companies alike will pose a multifaceted challenge to our current intellectual property regime. What are the opportunities for users and challenges to rights owners and regulators? In this session Antonio Turco will discuss the legal implications presented by 3D printing, particularly challenges related to the protection of intellectual property.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Antonio’s practice focuses on litigation related to intellectual property rights, including disputes related to patents, copyright, trade-marks, industrial designs and trade secrets. Antonio has represented clients in domain name disputes under both the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He also represents clients in general commercial disputes. He is involved in searching the availability of trade-marks, the filing and prosecution of trade-mark and copyright applications in Canada, as well as trade-mark opposition and non-use proceedings. On the commercial side, Antonio also assists clients in commercial transactions involving intellectual property and technology, such as electronic commerce and licensing.


Cost for lunch is ten dollars ($10) for TCLG members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the “Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group”.


The cost of membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55). The membership fee for students is waived; articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details:


Please register before 10:00 am on November 4, 2014. Registrations will not be confirmed unless the lunch is fully booked. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to:


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