• May 22, 2019
    7:15 am - 9:15 am

8:15 a.m. –  8:40 a.m.  Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:40 – 8:45  Opening Remarks and Introductions, Seminar Chair – Scott Hoeppner, Lawyer and Partner, TDS Morden/Winkler Offices

8:45 – 9:05  Art Stacey, Andrew Stewart, Lawyer, TDS Morden/Winkler Offices – Export to emerging markets under CPTPP

  • Starting this year, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) came into force
  • The Agreement offers significant market opportunities
  • How export-oriented businesses can take advantage of key markets such as Japan and Australia

 9:05 – 9:25  Scott Birse, TDS Lawyer – How to navigate the carbon tax regime

  • How the carbon tax may provide an advantage to Manitoba-based manufacturers, versus manufacturers located in other parts of Canada.
  • The federal backstop carbon tax is now in place in Manitoba. Every business in Manitoba is affected by the carbon tax in some way.
  • How the carbon tax will affect your business and how to be compliant with the complex reporting regime created by the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

9:25 – 9:45  Danielle Grzybowski, TDS Lawyer  – Cross-border IP Considerations 

  • Intellectual Property protection and laws are federal in scope.
  • IP includes your trademarks and logos, patents, trade secrets, domain names and website content.
  • If you are looking to expand your business into another country, you could be putting your IP at risk.

9:45 – 10:05 – Éric Courcelles, Strategic Analyst, World Trade Center Winnipeg – Getting Smart About Market Intelligence 

  • The importance of market intelligence
  • How to locate and utilize better information for business or export plans
  • What market research and advice are available to Manitoba entrepreneurs

This is a complimentary seminar. Please click here to register. 

Exporting, Carbon Tax and IP

 

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