IP DAY 2015 

May 28, 2015
Ottawa ON


Please note that online registration for this event is now closed. For the Town Hall and for the PD afternoon, you will be able to register on-site.

If you wish to register to the Judge's Dinner, please email mariannep@cba.org. NO ON-REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE DINNER.

The IP Day Debates are back!

“This was quite possibly the best CPD program I have ever attended. Very informative, engaging, thought provoking and fun.” 2014 IP Day participant 

The IP Day Debates are back! Following on last year’s success, this year’s PD program will once again feature prominent members of the IP bar facing off against each other on topical IP litigation issues.

Here are this year’s debate resolutions…

Be it resolved that:

1.     Production of draft expert reports should not be required except in the rarest of cases.

2.     The Federal Court’s jurisdiction extends to tort, contract and other claims that are incidental to a claim that is within the Court's jurisdiction.

3.     All trademark and copyright infringement cases must proceed by application if the monetary relief sought is less than $500,000

4.      The time has come to abandon the rule against file wrapper estoppel in patent matters in Canada.

5.      It is improper to use s. 45 proceedings under the Trade-marks Act as part of a broader dispute between parties and the Federal Court should impose serious sanctions when s. 45 is used in those situations. 

6.      Application programming interfaces (APIs) are, and should be, protected by copyright.

Join us for these debates and more!

Schedule of the day:  

10:00am - 12:00pm       Town Hall Meeting at the Fairmont Château Laurier 

12:00pm - 4:00pm         Afternoon PD at the Fairmont Château Laurier 

7:15pm                           Annual Federal Courts Judges' Dinner at the Canadian Museum of History 


On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOWbutton 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.

Town Hall Meeting



Town Hall Meeting

Free with purchase of PD or Dinner


Town Hall Meeting ONLY

$100.00 + taxes


Afternoon Professional Development



CBA Members      

$275.00 + taxes


CBA Students Members

$200.00 + taxes



$400.00 + taxes


Federal Courts Judges’ Dinner



Dinner Ticket

$295.00 + taxes


Young Lawyers Dinner Ticket

$250.00 + taxes




 Venues & Accommodation

Town Hall Meeting & Afternoon PD 

Fairmont Château Laurier 
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
(613) 241-1414

Judges' Dinner  

Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
1 (800) 555-5621 


Fairmont Château Laurier 
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
(613) 241-1414

Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. The IP Day special rate has now expired.

 Air Canada 

Book online at www.aircanada.com to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Ottawa (YOW). Promotion code F2RGYV71.    

 Car rental 

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400. 

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.


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    Marianne Pelletier
    CBA National Office
    613-237-2925/ 1-800-267-8860 ext. 189