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World Intellectual Property Day: IP and sports – Panel and networking



Event Date(s) : April 26, 2019
1:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Contact Person : Camilla Liu
Contact Email :

Event Location : University of Ottawa, Desmarais building
University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East
Desmarais building, Room 12102
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5


To celebrate the 2019 World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the Centre for International Governance Innovation are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on IP in sports innovation. The panel will be followed by a networking session and reception.

This is a great opportunity for IP and sport enthusiasts to connect and explore how IP supports the global sports landscape and contributes to the innovations that improve the way we play.

The panel discussion will feature industry-leading lawyers specialized in sports law, as well as leading sports innovators, who will discuss the significance of IP in the sports industry. The panel includes:

  • Jonathan Thériault, lead engineer, HockeyShot
  • Susan H. Abramovitch, partner, Gowling WLG   
  • Blaine Hoshizaki, director, Neurotrauma Impact Science Lab, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Daniel Abram, chief technology officer, Shield-X Technology, Vancouver

There will be a question and answer period following the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Who should attend: entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, sports organizations, non-profit organizations and anyone interested in IP and sports innovation.

Although the session is presented primarily in English, participants are encouraged to communicate in their preferred official language (English or French).

Registration is mandatory—register early to reserve your spot:

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on April 24.



About Us

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) and part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO’s areas of activity include:

– Patents

– Trademarks

– Copyrights

– Industrial designs

– Integrated circuit topographies