CIGI's Aaron Shull and Myra Tawfik participated in the "IP, Trademark & Copyright Workshop," presented by CIGI, the City of Waterloo, Start Up Canada and Waterloo Region Small Business Centre.

The event is a legal workshop to provide local start-up businesses and entrepreneurs with free legal services. Topics to be covered include:  

  • Understand the basic of IP audits, basic principles of IP valuation, due diligence practices
  • Understand the relationship between invention and patentability
  • Distinguish patent law from other forms of intellectual property rights
  • Distinguish trademark law from other forms of intellectual property rights
  • Identify and understand the key features of copyright protection and enforcement in Canada
  • Understand the registration process for trademarks. Identify and understand the key features of trademark protection and enforcement in Canada. 
  • Understand Canadian copyright law in light of the international copyright system as well as in relation to comparable jurisdictions such as the US

Event Speakers

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Aaron Shull

General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer

A practising lawyer, Aaron Shull is CIGI’s chief operating officer and general counsel. In addition to advising on a range of domestic legal and corporate matters, he has substantive expertise in international law, global security and Internet governance.