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Dragon Boats and IP

Who says IP practitioners are not competitive and cannot have fun? Well our colleagues proved us wrong when they joined us for dragon boating and  a fun race here In Vancouver after INTA’s Annual Meeting in Seattle.

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INTA Annual Meeting Seattle May 19 - 23

Mihaela Hutanu will be attending INTA's Annual Meeting in Seattle and will meet with members of INTA's Trademark Office Practices Committee and other IP associates from around the globe. Paul Smith will also be on hand to meet with IP practitioners and associate firms.

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Google Forced to Assist in Anti-piracy Effort

Google has lost another round in its fight to avoid a Canadian injunction requiring it to block an alleged trade secret pirate from its worldwide search results.   Injunctive relief targeting online actors such as search engines may now be available to help interdict infringement. 

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IP Practice Management Software

SMITHS IP is pleased to offer you licensed access to our custom-designed suite of IP software systems.  The suite includes our TRACER IP files database, our RANX docketing system (which integrates with the database) and our paperless maintenance fee instructions and payment facility.

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On Copyright, Ethics and Attribution

Lawrence Chan will be a panelist on a seminar entitled “On Copyright, Ethics and Attribution: Interdisciplinary Collaborations Between Artists and Scientists”. The seminar is part of the 2018 Science Writers & Communicators of Canada conference being held in Vancouver from April 12 to 14, 2018. The conference brings together scientists, engineers, journalists, educators, and others interested in communicating scientific and technological developments to the general public.

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