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A new era. The business of Cannabis. Learn how to navigate the law to avoid potentially costly ramifications and lawsuits.

Part of the OsgoodePD O Cannabis! Webinar Series.

The impact of the rapidly growing recreational cannabis products industry will drive change across the Canadian legal landscape. As the cannabis products industry continues its rapid growth, lawyers, trademark agents, advisors, investors, and market entrants alike must get prepared. In order to prevent violations and lawsuits, a clear understanding of the legal and regulatory regimes is essential.

Developed by leading branding & IP law experts, this 90-minute OsgoodePD webinar gives you the essential guidance and best practices to effectively deal with the complex challenges and to protect your clients’ – or your own – interests.

You’ll get an overview of the new regime, including a succinct overview of the ground rules and risky junctions of intersecting requirements, including:

  • A key overview of the legal landscape
  • How the branding process works and how it applies to cannabis products
  • Compliance with packaging and labelling restrictions
  • How to successfully navigate promotional restrictions and protect cannabis accessories
  • Strategies for dealing with Trademark Act issues
  • Best practices for dealing with various complex IP considerations
  • Troubleshooting, trends and issues to watch out for

PLUS! You will have ample opportunity to ask questions, and all registrants will receive 90-day access to the program archive.


Program Chair:

  • John McKeown, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP

Program Faculty Includes:

  • Selena Kim, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Jennifer McKenzie, Bereskin & Parr LLP

    Group Discounts

    Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

    Webcast Fee per Delegate

    2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
    4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
    11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

    Program Changes

    We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

    Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

    Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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    In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

    Program Details

    Questions on program registration?
    Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

    Questions on the program content?
    Please contact the Program Lawyer:
    Alexandra Karacsony at AKaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

September 21, 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT



Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers, advisors, paralegals and law clerks who engage in transactions involving cannabis products
  • IP lawyers, Trademark Agents, Patent Agents, or other professionals with clients or investors in the cannabis products market
  • In-house lawyers and professionals at companies involved with the cannabis products market
  • Anyone interested in entering the cannabis products market

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