May 31, 2018
Ottawa ON


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


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

Presented by the CBA Intellectual Property Section.

8:00 am -  9:30 am Networking breakfast - Parental leave: Perspectives from the profession and from the bench

Start off the day with diverse leaders in the IP law profession and network in an informal setting. All are welcome to attend this special networking breakfast celebrating diversity in the IP Bar.

9:45 am - 11:45 am Town Hall Meetings

Concurrent Sessions:

Session A – Federal Court Town Hall: 
The 10th annual forum on IP litigation reform, hosted by CBA, allows members of the bench and bar to engage in an open discussion of possible procedural reform in a “town hall” format.

Session B – CIPO Town Hall:
This new Town Hall will be an interactive session with representatives from the different divisions of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, talking about current issues in intellectual property practice from the CIPO perspective.

12:15 pm - 4:25 pm The 2018 IP Professional Development Afternoon

The IP Professional Development Afternoon will feature several topics of interest to IP litigators.

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 year we recognize The Honourable Karen Sharlow and Mr. Glen Bloom. 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.


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 and non-members

Free but registration is required



Town Hall Meetings



CBA Members

 $25.00 + taxes



 $100.00 + taxes



Free but 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




There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to April 30, 2018. No refund will be given after April 30, 2018. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue

Networking Breakfast, Town Hall Meetings & Afternoon PD

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4
For reservations: 888-627-8528

Federal Courts Judges' Dinner 

National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St,
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5W1

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room by contacting the Westin Ottawa Hotel directly and mention the Canadian Bar Association IP Day Conference to obtain the preferred rates starting at $259.00/night (Traditional guest room).

The preferred room rate is available until May 8, 2018 (subject to availability).




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Marianne Pelletier
(800) 267-8860 / (613) 237-2925 ext.189