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Conflicts of interest is an issue that lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents regularly need to consider. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss what constitutes a conflict of interest when representing multiple clients (especially competitors) before CIPO. Would a competitor’s prior art being cited against each constitute a conflict? Or would that not rise to the level of “substantial risk” presently used by the Law Societies? Similarly, would there be a conflict for trademark agents when citing marks in a confusion objection or when performing a clearance search? The presenters will also discuss issues related to receiving and maintaining privileged communications.

   Speaker                                          Speaker                                           Moderator                              

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   Andrea Rush                                  Andrew Currier                              Richard Mar  
   Blaney McMurtry LLP                      PCKIP                                              PCKIP 

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11 to 15 people: $799

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*NEW* Individual Registration:

 Group Registration:

3 to 5 people: $399

6 to 10 people: $599

11 to 15 people: $899

16 or more people: $1,299

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Continuing Professional Development

This program contains Professionalism or Ethics where applicable:

Law Society of Ontario

1 hr - Professionalism

Barreau du Québec

1 hr

Law Society of British Columbia

1 hr - Ethics

Law Society of Saskatchewan

upon request

Law Society of Manitoba

1 hr - Ethics

Law Society of Alberta

1 hr - Ethics

New York CLE Board

1 hr - Ethics