Recent Changes to Canadian IP Legislation and their Impact on Day-to-Day Operations

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November 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

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The past couple of years have been eventful for Canadian intellectual property (IP) law, as several significant changes to Canadian IP frameworks came into force. These changes impact businesses and the way that they secure,  manage and commercialize their IP rights. Please join us for a fireside chat, where our panelists will discuss the recent changes to Canadian IP statutes and how such changes may affect a business’ transactions and day-to-day operations.

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


Victor Krichker is a partner at Bereskin & Parr and the leader of the firm’s Licensing & Transactions practice group.  Victor advises clients on obtaining patent protection in the computer software and mechanical fields; trademark protection; intellectual property and technology transactions, including the sale and license of intellectual property rights; and managing intellectual property portfolios, including enforcement and avoiding infringement of third party intellectual property rights.

Anna Sosis is an Intellectual Property lawyer with the Intellectual Property Office at TD Bank Group. Anna’s practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights and IP agreements. Anna manages TD’s global trademark portfolio and assist in negotiating IP terms in commercial transactions. Prior to joining TD, Anna worked at IBM Canada Ltd. where she held a number of interesting and challenging roles.

Antonio Turco is a partner at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP.  His focuses on litigation related to intellectual property rights, including disputes related to patents, copyright, trade-marks, industrial designs and trade secrets.  Antonio is involved in the management of intellectual portfolios and assists clients in commercial transactions involving intellectual property and technology, such as licensing.

Moderator: Noel Courage is a partner in the intellectual property law firm Bereskin & Parr LLP.  He is a lawyer and a US and Canadian patent agent.


Cost for attendance: ten dollars ($10) for 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), and 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 noon on Monday, November 25, 2019. Registrations will not be confirmed. 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:

When registering, please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.


Please circulate this notice to business associates, clients, colleagues or others who may be interested in attending a meeting or joining the TCLG.