Indigenous IP Committee
- Stephanie Chong, Chair, Hoffer Adler LLP (Toronto)
- Janet M. Fuhrer, Vice-Chair, Ridout & Maybee LLP (Ottawa)
The Committee's mandate is to monitor and consider the relationship between indigenous rights and intellectual property protection in Canada and elsewhere.
The Committee expects to be involved in educating and informing members about the relationship between indigenous rights and IP, including through the dissemination of written resources, assistance with the development of CPD programs, and outreach to experts in the area, both domestically and abroad. The Committee further anticipates monitoring and identifying the development of issues involving the interface between indigenous rights and IP, and where appropriate, making recommendations on positions to be taken with respect to such issues as they may impact Canadian IP laws.