We Care about the Small Players!

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur in Canada? Are you frustrated with Canada’s intellectual property regime? If yes, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (and CanadaFashionLaw) wants to hear from you!

 The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is hosting a number of roundtable discussions across Canada in March dedicated to businesses that have less than 500 employees and have filed at least one patent or trade-mark application in Canada.

Essentially, CIPO wants to get input from the trenches on what’s working and what’s not working. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to help make the system work for them!

 Click here if you would like to register for one of the roundtable sessions?

Want to have your voice heard but can’t make it to the event, feel free to get in touch with CanadaFashionLaw and we can speak up on your behalf!

Speaking Engagements on Fashion Law

The summer is over and tans are starting to fade.  September came with a vengeance and is almost over.  It’s been a busy time here at CanadaFashionLaw and it appears that it is only going to get more busy.  But we love all things fashionably legal and so we’re up for the challenge.

 

Below is a quick summary of a number of speaking engagements coming up for CanadaFashionLaw owner, author and operator, Ashlee Froese:

 
  • Presenting at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada on October 12, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia on protection fashion designs in Canada through intellectual property laws;
  • Speaking at the Queen’s Business Forum on the Fashion Industry on November 2, 2012 in Kingston, Ontario on laws affecting the fashion industry;
  • Hosting a legal roundtable series on laws affecting the fashion industry throughout 2012 and 2013 with the Fashion Group International – Toronto Chapter;
  • Hosting a roundtable discussion at the International Trademarks Association in Dallas, Texas on May 8, 2013 on Navigating Through Non-Traditional Trade-Marks and Industrial Design to Protect Fashion Designs.

If you’re interested in attending any or all of these events, please feel free to reach out for further information.