Intellectual Property Overview
Our firm assists its clients with respect to all of their intellectual property needs, including, acquisition, use, development, registration, licensing, protection, financing, enforcement and sale. We provide advice to a broad spectrum of clients, including major financial institutions, technology related companies, computer software distributors and small businesses. Our lawyers negotiate, prepare and review a wide range of agreements relating to the protection, securing and licensing of copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, plant breeder rights, patents and industrial design. Our firm renders registrability and infringement opinions and prepares and files applications for copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs and plant breeder rights. We can also perform intellectual property audits for our clients to assist in the protection of their intellectual assets.
- Industrial Design
- Intellectual Property Audits
- Plant Breeder Rights
- Security Interests in Technology Assets
- Software Licensing
- Technology Asset Financing
- Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
Growth Summit April 28, 2015 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS Law) and Acumen Corporate Development Inc. (Acumen) are holding a half-day summit for companies that want to learn strategies to accelerate growth and enhance the intrinsic value of their businesses: Tuesday, April 28th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at Inn at the Forks. Cost: $45. 00 (Includes breakfast and lunch) Who Should Attend: Businesses looking to: strategically grow increase the inherent value of their assets prepare for future growth Topics Covered: Planning for strategic growth Debt financing and raising capital to fund growth Enhancing the value of your intellectual property Tax planning and optimal business structuring to create additional value Entering new markets Following the seminar, lunch will be served from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm This will be an opportunity to speak with the presenters, and network with other attendees. Agenda: 7:30 Registration and coffee 8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks, Introductions (Doug Forbes, TDS Law) 8:15 - 9:15 Strategic Growth (Anita Wortzman, Acumen) Planning for strategic growth Debt financing and raising capital to fund growth Includes Case Study and Q&A 9:15 - 9:30 Break 9:30 - 10:15 Enhancing Value of Your Intellectual Property (Silvia de Sousa, TDS Law) Intellectual property audit Includes Case Study and Q&A 10:15 - 10:30 Break 10:30 - 11:00 Tax Planning to Realize Additional Value (Leilani Kagan, TDS Law) Tax planning and optimal business structuring to create additional value Includes Case Study and Q&A 11:00 - 11:30 Entering New Markets (Doug Forbes, TDS Law) Includes Case Study and Q&A 11:30 - 11:45 Closing Remarks (Doug Forbes, TDS Law) 11:45 - 1:00 Lunch. Read more...
Countdown to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation May 6, 2014 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Is your organization compliant with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL")? What steps have you put in place to ensure your organization will follow the new rules for sending commercial electronic messages (for example, emails, SMS messages, social media posts)?CASL will be coming into force on July 1, 2014. CASL is considered to be one of the toughest laws governing commercial electronic messaging in the world. CASL’s reach extends beyond what is commonly thought of as “spam”. Does your business, corporation, or non-profit organization use commercial electronic messages to communicate with customers, prospective customers, or others in a commercial context? Does your organization use social media platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn to promote its products or services? If so, it is imperative that you understand your compliance obligations and begin compliance preparations now. Who Should Attend this Seminar? Those in your organization who is responsible for the creation and communication of commercial electronic messages (whether by email, SMS, or social media websites), those in a regulatory or compliance role, those in a leadership role, those in a technology role, or those who would be responsible for implementing the changes required to be compliant under CASL should attend. Read more...
Compliance Day™ November 13, 2013 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be returning in 2013 for its second year. Compliance Day™ is a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to compliance. Based on feedback we received from attendees in 2012, we have changed the format of the event. In 2013, we will be running three concurrent streams, allowing specialists to attend the stream that is relevant to their area of responsibility without needing to sit through sessions of little relevance to them. The streams have been separated into Labour and Employment Compliance, Technology and Privacy Compliance, and Tax Compliance. Read more...
Wolf Trax Inc. Sale to Compass Minerals
The shareholders of Wolf Trax Inc. , a privately held corporation that develops and distributes innovative plant nutrition products, sold all of that corporation’s shares to Compass Minerals for $95 million. The closing date of the transaction was April 1, 2014. Read more...