An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the saying goes, and while it may seem trite, for in-house counsel who have to deal with the aftermath of a cyberattack or data breach, that recommendation overwhelms all others. When intellectual property and customer information falls into the wrong hands, how well prepared the organization is for such an eventuality will determine the ramifications.
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:00 Written by Adrian Zahl and Andrew Kaikai, student-at-law
On Oct. 5, 2015, 12 countries, including Canada, signed the final draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Ratification must occur within two years. Intellectual property was a contentious issue during negotiations, in particular aspects relating to pharmaceuticals, such as patent term extensions, data protection, and patent/drug approval “linkage” mechanisms.
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:00 Written by Vincent de l’Étoile
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:00 Written by Yamri Taddese
At the national conference of the Canadian Association of Corporate Counsel in April, it was widely touted that 52 per cent of members are now women. It confirmed what has been known for a while — there is basically a 50/50 split of women and men in the in-house bar.