Intellectual Property

Events & Seminars


  • December 11, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

TDS is pleased to be a sponsor of Innovate Manitoba’s Lean Startup Workshop.


  • April 3, 2017 - April 4, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TDS is pleased to be an Innovate Manitoba sponsor.
The Pembina Valley Entrepreneur Boot Camp on April 3 to 4, 2017 will give you the information and tools to enhance your business skills and help you succeed.


  • April 5, 2017 - April 6, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TDS is pleased to be an Innovate Manitoba sponsor.

The Westman Entrepreneur Boot Camp on April 5 to 6, 2017 will give you information and tools to enhance your business skills and help you succeed.

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.

  • Copyright
  • Industrial Design
  • Intellectual Property Audits
  • Trademark
  • Patents
  • Plant Breeder Rights
  • Security Interests in Technology Assets
  • Software Licensing
  • Technology Asset Financing
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

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  • Licensing can be an important pathway to commercializing technology. Inc. magazine published a great article recently providing tips from licensing experts on things you should consider in relation to licensing arrangements

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  • The Federal Court of Canada has recently declared that business methods are not excluded from patentability. It has quashed the decision of the Commissioner of Patents not to allow the patent application for Amazon.com’s “1-click”. The Court stated that business methods, like any invention, are to be assessed in terms of the categories of art, machine, process, manufacture or composition of matter. Business methods should not be given their own category of exclusion according to the Federal Court. This decision aligns with the law in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected a strict “machine or transformation” test for subject matter, stating that it is too rigid. The Canadian Court echoed this by stating that it is crucial to remain focused on the requirement for practical application rather than merely on the physicality of the invention.

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  • If your technology start-up business is looking for venture capital financing, the performance of an intellectual property audit (“IP Audit”) is essential to avoid delays in obtaining such financing. IP Audits are an important mitigation strategy to consider prior to any licensing, financing, merger or transfer.

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  • There aren’t many businesses out there that don’t have some form of intellectual property (IP) worth protecting. IP can take many different forms. These include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and important intangible assets, such as domain names. Did you know that there is a presumption that where an employee makes an invention, the invention belongs to the employee and not the employer?

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  • A tech startup’s value lies largely in its intellectual property (IP). The first legal steps an entrepreneur can take when establishing a company or their idea are crucial in protecting the ownership of their IP. Speaker Silvia de Sousa will share what entrepreneurs need to know about protecting their Intellectual Property.

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  • We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be returning in 2016. Compliance Day™ is a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to compliance. This year, the seminar will be held at the Inn at the Forks.

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  • Are you thinking about joining the Manitoba delegation to BIO 2016? BIO attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships.

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  • Russell D. Dufault will be doing a webinar on Music Infringement: Would the "Blurred Lines" Case Be Different in Canada for The Canadian Bar Association, along with William Genereux, of Genereux Law.

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  • Roy Johnston TDS (the Brandon office of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (‘TDS’)) 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.

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