Five Fascinating Canadian Inventions (and a Few More!)

Canada Day is tomorrow and what better way to celebrate it in the patent world than looking back at some of the most memorable Canadian inventions and innovations:  Insulin:  Insulin, featured on Canada’s $100 bill, is one of Canada’s best-known discoveries. Insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick G. Banting, with the help of his assistant Charles Best and biochemist James Collip (who is often …

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Cornershop: A Latin American Success Story

Cornershop is one of Latin America’s recent e-commerce successes.  Long before COVID-19 led to a boom in online ordering, Cornershop allowed users to order and receive their groceries at home.  But how did this app go from a three-person start-up to a multinational brand in five years? Daniel …

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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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Natalie Raffoul to speak at LESI Conference

On May 27 at 1:50pm EDT LESI’s Co-Chair, Natalie Raffoul, will be speaking at the 24-hour LESI Virtual Annual Conference. Natalie will be joined by some of the top IP leaders in the world on the Global Challenges for SMEs in B2B Sales panel. Joining Natalie will be; …

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Brion Raffoul Welcomes Three Law Students!

Brion Raffoul LLP is delighted to welcome three (3) new law students for 2021 summer internships, starting on May 3, 2021. Joining our team are Arvin Angue, Saranjit Dhindsa, and Julia London.

Brion Raffoul LLP Celebrates World IP Day

Today, Brion Raffoul celebrates World IP Day. The theme for 2021 is IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market. Intellectual Property rights are crucial to helping SMEs take their innovations to the next level, and play a fundamental role in encouraging innovation and creativity within your organization. …

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Brion Raffoul LLP talks AI/ML at World IP Forum

Brion Raffoul will lead a session at this year’s virtual World IP Forum Conference held from April 26th – May 5th. Our managing partner, Natalie Raffoul, will be joined by colleagues: Liz Gray, IP Lawyer, and Dennis Haszko, Senior IP Counsel, for the Prosecuting Software Patents for Artificial …

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