Speakers

Dr. Bita Amani

Dr. Bita Amani is Associate Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Adjunct Professor in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Graduate Professional Development Program in Intellectual Property, and book editor for the Intellectual Property Journal. Dr. Amani is author of State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society, (Aldershott: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2009), and (with Dr. Carys Craig) Trade-marks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Commentary, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014). She has published numerous articles and chapters, primarily in the field of intellectual property. She has served as policy consultant for the government, legislative drafter, and annotations editor for the e-Laws Project. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, with Distinction) from York University, her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Doctorate in Juridical Science (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of Ontario’s Centre for Innovation Law and Governance and a doctoral fellow of the Social Science Humanities Research Council. Dr. Amani is called to the Bar of Ontario (2000).

 

Dr. Marsha S. Cadogan

Dr. Marsha Simone Cadogan is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Her research is focused on the relationships between trademarks and geographical indications (GIs), in a bid to make GIs a more mainstream form of intellectual property. This includes the role and implications of GIs in preferential trade agreements. Her research agenda is to develop workable linkages between GIs and trademarks in a Canadian context, against the backdrop of Canada’s place in the global intellectual property and consumer economy. Marsha’s broader research interests are in international intellectual property (IP) rights and trade, and IP rights and development implications for emerging and developed economies. Marsha’s research expertise is multi-jurisdictional and includes the IP jurisdictions of the European Union, the United States, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and the Caribbean. She obtained her PhD and LLM in law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and is called to the Bar in Ontario. Marsha is also a board member on Canada’s International Law Association.

 

Dr. Carys J. Craig

Dr. Carys J. Craig is Associate Dean (Research & Institutional Relations), and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is the Academic Director of the Osgoode Professional Development LLM Program in Intellectual Property Law, and Editor-in-Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law School SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series. A winner of the University Wide Teaching Award, Dr. Craig teaches graduate and JD courses in Copyright, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law and Legal Theory. She is the author of Copyright, Communication & Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law (2011), and the co-editor of Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2013), and (with Dr. Bita Amani) Trade-marks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Commentary, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014). Dr. Craig holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University in Kingston, and a Doctorate in Juridical Science (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of Ontario’s Centre for Innovation Law and Policy.

 

Prof. Mistrale Goudreau

Prof. Mistrale Goudreau is an expert in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. Mistrale Goudreau is a Full Professor in the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. She has written extensively about intellectual property law subjects. She is the author of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Intellectual Property — Canada, (Kluwer 2009) and Le guide juridique du droit d’auteur (Les Publications du Québec, 1998).

 

Susan Haslip

Susan Haslip is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa and a professor (on leave) in the law clerk program at Algonquin College. Also, she taught as a sessional lecturer in the Department of Law at Carleton University. She is in the final stages of completing her doctoral dissertation which gives critical consideration of the
capacity of Canada’s Trade-marks Act to meaningfully protect identifiers of (possible) significance to Aboriginal peoples. She holds a Masters Degree in Law and Baccalaureate of Laws from the University of Ottawa. In 2007, she was inducted into University of Ottawa Common Law Honour Society, as a “Former clerk of the Federal Court of Canada (Trial Division), celebrated educator with an unwavering passion for teaching, recognized scholar, and prolific author.” She is a lawyer with research experience at the federal and provincial court levels. She has been a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Member of the Ontario Bar Association since 2001.  She has published on a variety of subject areas in Canada, the United States, Australia and England.

 

David Lametti

David Lametti is the Member of Parliament representing LaSalle-Émard-Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. He was Parliamentary Secretary, International Trade between December 2015 and January 2017. Mr. Lametti was recently a Professor of Law at McGill University. He was Associate Dean (Academic) between 2008 and 2011. He is a Member of the Institute of Comparative Law, and was a founding Member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP); he served as its Director from 2009 to 2012. He obtained a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1985, and received his Common and Civil law degrees from McGill in 1989. Mr. Lametti received an LL.M. from the Yale Law School in 1991, and a doctorate in law at Oxford University. From 1989-90, he was a clerk to Justice Peter Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is an internationally-recognized expert in property and intellectual property, with numerous publications, and has taught or lectured in many of the world’s most well-known universities in French, English and Italian.

 

Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau

Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau is an Assistant Professor of Law and Technology at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. As a legal scholar, his research focuses on Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law; with a special interest for Trademarks. Dr. Martin-Bariteau earned Université de Montréal’s highest distinction for his LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) dissertation titled “Rethinking Trademark Right: A Functional Approach Essay on Marks in a Global and Digital World”. Before joining the University of Ottawa, Florian Martin-Bariteau was a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and at the Department of Computer Sciences (DIRO), Université de Montréal, as well as Coordinator of OpenUM and the L.R. Wilson Chair in Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law. In 2015, he was named Internet Policy Global Fellow at the Instituto de Technologia e Sociedade at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Young Scholar of the Jean-Louis-Baudouin Chair in Civil Law at the Université de Montréal.

 

Jean-Philippe Mikus

Jean-Philippe Mikus is a partner in the Montreal office of the international law firm Fasken Martineau LLP and is the co-chair of the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group in Montreal. He recognized to be amongst the world’s leading trademark practitioners by the World Trademark Review based in London. He co-authored the first French-language Canadian book on trademarks specifically aimed at the business community “Choosing and Protecting Your Trademarks”, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2010. He manages the trademarks of numerous high-profile corporations. He acts regularly before the Trade-Mark Opposition Board and the Federal Courts in contested trade-mark matters. He founded in 2006 the Regroupement des praticiens du droit des marques de commerce, an association dedicated to the discussion of trademark issues amongst French language trademark practitioners. He is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s committee coordinating the McGill training courses in intellectual property and a regular speaker on trademark issues.

 

Prof. David Vaver

Prof. David Vaver, CM, is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law in the University of Oxford, and former Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. He founded the Intellectual Property Journal in 1984 and has written extensively on national and international intellectual property law, including Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patents, Trade-marks, 2nd ed. (Irwin Law, 2011) and editing Intellectual Property Rights: Critical Concepts in Law (Routledge, 2006, 5 volumes). A Festschrift to him appeared in 2010 edited by Dr Catherine Ng, Professor Lionel  Bently & Dr Giuseppina D’Agostino, The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (Hart Publishing). In 2016 he was awarded the Order of Canada for “his leadership in intellectual property law as a scholar and mentor.”

 

Renata Watkin

Renata Watkin is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. She holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa (2010), a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University (2001) and has lectured on international trade law at Carleton University for several years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Renata Watkin was a diplomat specializing in international trade. She has been drawn to the area of geographical indications as a function of her international trade experience and her studies as a wine specialist, having been granted the Wine and Spirit Advanced Certificate with distinction by the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

This content has been updated on May 2, 2017 at 2:49 PM.