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Upcoming events

    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GEORGE Restaurant, 111C Queen St E
    • 30

    In-person Dinner

    GEORGE Restaurant (111C Queen St. E)

    Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6:00pm

    Join Justice Roger T. Hughes for a discussion on judicial discretion or, as Falstaff remarks, something between caution and rash bravery. A sceptic would dismiss the concept as simply another phrase for a Judge doing whatever he or she wants. In reality it is a principled tool used by Judges to ensure that individual cases are addressed using appropriate processes and arrive at appropriate results. What influences such thinking? What is, or is not, appropriate? When is it appropriate? Recent IP decisions of the Courts illustrate a willingness to go beyond the boundaries of conventional results and remedies.

    Justice Hughes earned his LLB from the University of Toronto in 1966 and was admitted to the Bar in both Ontario (1968) and Alberta (1975). Additionally, he holds credentials as a Professional Engineer (1964), a Registered Trademark Agent (1968), a Registered Patent Agent (1969), and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984. In June 2005, he was appointed as a Judge at the Federal Court of Canada and became an ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal. In 2006, he was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. His tenure as a judge lasted until 2016, during which time he authored several seminal intellectual property decisions. Justice Hughes is currently an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching IP Litigation.

    Before joining the Federal Court of Canada, Justice Hughes practiced law in Toronto as an Associate and Partner at Sim, Hughes, Ashton & McKay and Sim & McBurney from 1968 to 2005. He held prestigious positions including President of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada and Director of The Advocates’ Society. He has authored numerous treatises covering various aspects of intellectual property and court procedures. Justice Hughes is a certified specialist in intellectual property law and civil litigation by the Law Society of Ontario. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

    The presentation is eligible for up to one hour of substantive CPD. 

    Please join us at 6PM for a reception followed by dinner and the presentation by Justice Hughes.

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12 Sep 2018 September Social
6 Jul 2018 Summer Social
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19 Sep 2017 TIPG September Social
17 Jul 2017 Special Event – CIPO/IPIC Consultation: Draft Trade-mark Regulations Amendments
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