JANUARY 9, 2014

In French: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (ET)
In English: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)

Offered by the IPIC Copyright Policy Committee

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Robinson et al. v. CINAR et al., in which the Court provided guidance on when a copyright work can be infringed by the creation of a work that is too similar in form and content. This webinar will assist in advising clients on how to draw the line between protectable expression and unprotectable ideas, an essential practice in all industries in which imitation of a successful idea is the sincerest form of flattery. The discussion will also explore other important aspects of the decision, notably expert evidence, joint and several liability and the use of provincial law to complete the Copyright Act. Although this decision pertains to copyright, its contents may apply to other intellectual property rights.

Jean-Philippe Mikus Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Ysolde Gendreau Université de Montréal

Madeleine Lamothe-Samson Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Registration Fees

1-2 people: $149
3 or more people: $299

Non Member
1-2 people: $169
3 or more people: $349





Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer.  A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Participation

Group participation is possible provided that only one phone line is used to join the audio. Therefore, you may not register a group if participants are in separate locations.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.


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