Join Natalie Raffoul at LESI’s Annual Conference

LESI’s 24-hour virtual annual conference brings together leading IP licensing professionals from across the globe. On May 27 at 1:50pm EDT, Brion Raffoul’s Natalie Raffoul will be moderating the Global Challenges for SMEs in B2B Sales panel. Joining Natalie will be: Sam Vise; Dr. Minya Gravrilovic; Laurence Jacques; …

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USPTO issues US Patent No. 11,000,000

Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued US Patent No. 11,000,000.  It took slightly under three (3) years, or 1057 days to be exact, for the most recent one million patents to be granted by the USPTO, with No. 10,000,000 having been issued on June …

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Canadian Changes to Trademark Examination Procedures

Canadian trademark applications currently face waits of up to two (2) years before receiving a first Examiner’s Report.  On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) issued two (2) practice notices in an attempt to address the growing backlog of pending applications.  The first practice notice …

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Brion Raffoul to sponsor LESI Annual Meeting

Brion Raffoul LLP is proud to sponsor this year’s 24-hour LESI Virtual Annual Meeting. The conference will take place on May 27th/28th and will be action packed with leading content from top speakers as well as great networking opportunities with IP experts from around the world. On May …

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Patents…Are these a joke?

By José Seba and Chris Chiavatti In honour of April Fools’ Day, Brion Raffoul found some hilarious patents that we just had to share. This is NOT a joke. US Patent No. 6,637,447: Beerbrella As we eagerly await a warm summer, visions of beach days and backyard barbecues …

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Women’s History Month Wraps Up

As we close out Women’s History Month, Brion Raffoul would like to shine the spotlight on the incredible women at our firm. We’re proud to say that our firm is 70% women. Our amazing women–at every level, from our managing partner to our dedicated staff–work hard every day …

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