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

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 and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
September 21, 2018
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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