Accumulate 10 Continuing Education Hours Certified With the Québec Bar
The Québec Bar requires all lawyers to complete 30 hours of mandatory continuing education by March 31, 2013.
Given the success of our first edition, which was attended by more than 600 corporate lawyers, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of our Blitz training sessions.
This event will allow participants to accumulate, in a single day, 10 hours of certified continuing education with the Québec Bar, all for $100.
The training sessions will be given at our Montréal offices or can be attended via webcast.
Don't hesitate to send this invitation to any of your peers who might also be interested in attending.
Block A – Technology and Intellectual Property
Laurence Loumes and David Turgeon
Pictionary: Apple v. Samsung
A U.S. jury recently ordered electronics giant Samsung to pay Apple more than one billion dollars for patent and design infringement. The ruling, which awards the highest damages in U.S. history for patent infringement, is a reminder of the importance of industrial design.
Our intellectual property legal experts will explain why industrial design, a form of intellectual property that is all too often neglected, can give your company an important edge and how it can be used to keep your competitors in check.
You will also discover how to avoid some of the undesirable consequences that are increasingly cropping up in certain proceedings in Canada.
Block B - Labour, Employement, Human Rights, Public Law and Technology and Intellectual Property Chloé Latulippe and Chris Semerjian Do the works or inventions created by your employees or subcontractors really belong to you?
Chloé Latulippe and Chris Semerjian
Do the works or inventions created by your employees or subcontractors really belong to you?
Block C – Labour, Employment, Human Rights and Public Law
Antoine Aylwin and Myriam Robichaud
Professional Employees and Codes of Conduct
A number of Québec businesses employ professionals, such as engineers, architects and lawyers, who must comply with provisions of deontological codes of conduct.
Our lawyers who specialize in labour, employment, human rights and public law will examine the impact that these requirements have on the relationship of subordination that exists between employees and their employer, as well as their respective responsibilities in this context.
Block D – Corporate and Commercial Law
Julie Elmlinger, Christian Jacques and Pierre-Olivier Charlebois
Venture Capital at the Seed and Start-Up Stages
Venture capital, a crucial cog in Québec's economy, is growing. This type of financing is used by retirement funds, financial institutions, state agencies that manage public funds and private investors.
Venture capital is often the only source of funding available when creating, developing or restructuring corporations in industry sectors such as energy, clean technologies, life sciences and information technology.
Our lawyers in this field will explain the various legal aspects specific to this type of financing, from letters of intent to exit strategies, in order to help you better understand the stakes and familiarize yourselves with the latest developments in venture capital, all illustrated using recent success stories.
Block E – Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Frédéric Gilbert and Catherine Simonet
What Impact Will Dunkin Donuts Have on Your Business?
In Dunkin Donuts, the Superior Court handed down a ruling in 2012 that is one of the most important franchising decisions since 1998.
In light of this ruling and other case law on the subject, our lawyers who specialize in franchising law will discuss:
- the rights and obligations of franchisors and franchisees;
- and the scope of franchisors' obligations to franchisees, individually, or to their network.
Note: An application to have this training activity recognized as mandatory continuing education has been submitted to the Québec Bar.