May 30, 2019
Ottawa ON


The premier networking, educational and social event for Canadian intellectual property litigators across Canada.

Please note that registration for the Federal Courts Judges’ Dinner is now closed.
Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Presented by the CBA Intellectual Property Section.


8:00am – 9:15am


Diversity Breakfast
Join us for breakfast and share stories with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

9:30am – 12:30pm

Town Hall meetings:
Don’t miss this unique opportunity for members of the bench, regulators and bar to engage in an open exchange of ideas.

Session A:  Federal Court Town Hall (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Session B:  CIPO Town Hall (9:30am - 11:00am)
Copyright Board Town Hall (11:00am - 12:30pm)
12:45pm – 4:30pm
The 2019 IP Professional Development Afternoon: 


The Hon. Roger T. Hughes, Q.C. Luncheon & Essay Competition Award Presentation


Professional Development Sessions:
Come learn from our wide range of speakers about a variety of topics that are relevant to your practice, including: 

  • What IP Litigators need to know about contract law
  • IP and Employment Law
  • Personalized Medicine: Who Owns the Data?
  • Hot Topics in Patent Law
  CBA Federal Courts Judges' Dinner

The evening pays tribute to retiring members of the Federal Courts and the intellectual property bar who have made significant contributions to intellectual property law in Canada.

This is a unique opportunity for junior and senior members of the bar to meet and mingle socially with judges of the Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Please note that registration for the Federal Courts Judges’ Dinner is now closed. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

6:30pm Young Lawyers Reception (by Invitation)
7:15pm Cocktail Reception
8:00pm Dinner and Honouree Presentations

Veuillez noter que ce programme de formation continue est offert en anglais seulement.  
Please note that this conference is offered in English only.


On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you do not wish to proceed with on-line registration you can print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the PDF Registration Form.

Conference Rates

Networking Breakfast



CBA Members &

*Pre-registration is required



Town Hall Meetings



CBA Members

$25.00 + taxes



$100.00 + taxes



*Pre-registration is required



Afternoon Professional Development



CBA Members      

$315.00 + taxes


CBA Young Lawyers (less than 5 years)

$285.00 + taxes


CBA Students Members

$220.00 + taxes



$435.00 + taxes



Federal Courts Judges’ Dinner



Dinner Ticket

$295.00 + taxes


Young Lawyers Dinner Ticket

$250.00 + taxes



$195.00 + taxes


There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to April 30, 2019. No refund will be given after April 30, 2019. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venues and Accomodation

Networking Breakfast, Town Hall Meetings & Afternoon PD
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
1 Rideau St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
(613) 241-1414

Did you know that booking your stay at the conference hotel using the channels below allows the CBA to keep overall conference costs down, and pass these savings on to our delegates? The CBA guarantees a minimum number of bedroom bookings to the hotel, and rooms booked outside our block put us at risk of paying a penalty. Your choice of hotel for this conference has a direct impact on the association, and we appreciate your help by booking in the official conference room block.

To receive the preferred rates starting at $309.00 per night plus tax for a Fairmont Room, reserve your room by calling 1-800-441-1414 and refer to CBA IP DAY 2019

The preferred room rate is available until April 29, 2019 (subject to availability).

Federal Courts Judges' Dinner
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier St.
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8
(800) 555-5621


AIR CANADA: Book online to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares. You must quote promotion code 4KAC2ZQ1 at the time of booking and must book online.

PORTER AIRLINES: Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale). Please book online using promo code CBAIPD.

WESTJET: WestJet is pleased to offer 5% off Econo and 10% off Flex and Plus fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Ottawa. You must use the discount code 4I2J1UI at the time of booking and you must book online.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-525-7537 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #C136499.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions. Reserve online or call 1-800-842-5628 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) #A033600.



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Angelie Gilchrist Blanchard
CBA National Office 
(613) 237-2925 
1-800-267-8860 Ext: 149