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Smart & Biggar partners teach the basics in trademarks and patents as part of IPIC-McGill 2020 Summer Courses in IP

Smart & Biggar partners Christian Bolduc, Philip Lapin and Christine Genge will participate as instructors in the 2020 Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Understanding Trademarks and Understanding Patents courses. The courses, which are currently remote, take place between July 6-22, 2020 and are offered in partnership with McGill University to provide practical instruction for those working in legal, business and government sectors. Christian, Philip and Christine are among the seasoned IP professionals to provide specialized courses covering patents, trademarks and copyright.

Christian Bolduc will lead module 1 class, ‘Preparing Trademark Applications and Use and Registrability Opinions’, on July 6, and Philip Lapin will discuss ‘Opposition Proceedings: Overview, Context & Strategy’ on July 8 as part of Module 2.  Christine Genge will instruct the course ‘Designs: An Overview’ on July 13, as part of module 1 of Understanding Patents.

Since 1994, IPIC and McGill University have gathered the best industry practitioners to conduct this series of courses in IP. More than 2,000 professionals from the business, legal and public sectors have participated in this unique summer program, which brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to connect through a common interest in Canadian intellectual property. In 2020, all participants will attend the program remotely.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.