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CIPP/Lallemand Seminars

CIPP/Lallemand Seminar: How Influential Are Your Professors? The Role of Academics in IP Politics

Price: $40 charge for lawyers seeking CLE accreditation CIPP/Lallemand seminar with Professor Jean-Frédéric Morin (Université Laval), Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy. Open to all, $40 charge for lawyers seeking CLE accreditation (CLE credit requested for 1.5 hours). Read more

Think Ahead

Caught in the Web (Pensée d’avance | Think Ahead series)

Price:  $30 Join us for the second talk of Faculty of Law’s popular continuing legal education series.  The information society has turned into a supranational knowledge society and digital economy. No discipline can claim a monopoly on regulating its unbridled development. Can law still play its fundamental role of protection of individuals? • Me Éloïse Gratton (Borden […] Read more

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Intellectual Property Masterclass on European IP Law: « Heurs et Malheurs » de l’harmonisation

Price: $40 for lawyers seeking CLE hours The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy of McGill University is organizing an IP Masterclass with Prof. Valérie-Laure Benabou, Prof. Mélanie Clément-Fontaine, and Prof. Célia Zolynski, who are visiting from Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. Program (in French only) Les intervenantes replaceront la compétence de l’Union, vis-à-vis des États membres et vis-à-vis des instruments […] Read more

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Intellectual Property, Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and the Environment

Speaker : Dr. Matthew Rimmer The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive and expansive free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and eleven Pacific Rim countries, including Australia and Canada. This presentation provides a critical evaluation of key chapters of the TPP – including the intellectual property chapter; the investment chapter; the environment chapter, […] Read more

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THE CIPP PRESENTS: ” Stepping Off the Shoulders of Giants: Nonlinear Innovation in Intellectual Property Law”

Speaker: Prof. Michal Shur-Ofry (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Contemporary IP theory concentrates on the cumulative and incremental nature of innovation and creation: Authors and inventors as “standing on the shoulders of giants”. This talk highlights an additional type of innovation largely overlooked in IP discourse: innovation that breaks up with convention, disputes existing paradigms, or […] Read more

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The CIPP presents: Rosemary Coombe, “Geographical indications in new contexts: In new contexts : The promise, perils and politics of protecting PL

McGill’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy presents Professor Rosemary Coombe of York University (http://www.yorku.ca/rcoombe/) on “Geographical Indications in New Contexts: The Promise, Perils and Politics of Protecting Place-Based Products”. Abstract: “Geographical indications (GIs) are increasingly promoted as a means to protect the livelihoods of rural farmers and serve local and indigenous development needs. States, international […] Read more

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The CIPP presents: “Geographical indications in new contexts : The promise, perils and politics of protecting place-based products”

Speaker: Prof. Rosemary Coombe (York University) Geographical indications (GIs) are increasingly promoted as a means to protect the livelihoods of rural farmers and serve local and indigenous development needs. States, international institutions, NGOs and development agencies advocate the use of GI protections to promote a form of development that will ensure community security and environmental […] Read more

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CIPP Seminar in cooperation with Lallemand Inc. “Musical work copyright for the era of digital sound technology”

Speaker : Prof. Robert Brauneis Federal copyright law in the United States, paralleled by copyright law in Canada, has always reflected and reinforced the model of music as a two-stage art of composition and performance. In the last several decades, however, developments in sound technologies and their uses by musicians and listeners have substantially undermined that […] Read more

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CIPP Seminar in collaboration with Lallemand Inc. : “Toward a translational espisteme of copyright law”

Speaker: Salah Basalamah Le droit d’auteur/copyright est plus que jamais l’objet de débats très animés entre, d’une part, les tenants d’une plus grande restriction de la circulation des produits de la culture et du savoir et, d’autre part, ceux en faveur d’une libéralisation des échanges (peer-to-peer) dans un espace technologique et virtuel qui le permet […] Read more