IT/Internet Law – The Year in Review

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June 5, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

McCarthy Tétrault LLP
66 Wellington Street West, Suite 5300
Toronto, Ontario

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Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault LLP will provide his extremely popular annual update of significant developments in IT/Internet Law.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:15.


Barry Sookman is a senior partner with McCarthy Tétrault in the Toronto office. He is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Law Group. Prior to that, he was head of its Intellectual Property Group. He is one of Canada’s foremost authorities in the area of information technology and intellectual property law.

Barry is very experienced in providing advice in connection with complex information technology/intellectual property transactions including outsourcing and other strategic procurement relationships, joint venture transactions, and licensing. He has been involved as lead lawyer in Canada’s biggest and most complicated domestic and international outsourcing deals. He also provides advice in connection with protecting and exploiting intellectual property and new media products, and has extensive expertise on legal issues related to copyrights, privacy and data protection, E-Commerce and the Internet. Barry is also very experienced in intellectual property and information technology litigation and arbitration proceedings. As well, he is an adjunct Professor who teaches intellectual property law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is also a leading Canadian blogger on copyright, Internet, and information technology issues at

Barry has consistently been ranked by authoritative Canadian and international guides as among Canada’s top information technology and intellectual property lawyers.


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 fee for lunch will be waived for those renewing their memberships for 2014-2015!


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: You can now join the TCLG and pay for your membership online.


Please register before 10:00 am on June 3, 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:

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


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The Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group (TCLG) will be electing its new executive members for its 2014/2015 year at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.


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