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Intellectual Property in the Time of COVID-19

Jun 25 2020

Prospective litigants should be cautious in bringing new matters before the courts during the current crisis, write Matt Norwood and Abbas Kassam.

Several sectors of the Canadian economy have slowed significantly due to the havoc wrought by COVID-19. Many non-essential businesses are keeping their doors closed or the duration of the current social distancing measures. Even when restrictions are lifted, it's unclear how long it will take for normal operations to resume. During this crisis, enforcement of intellectual property may be a low priority for some companies. However, there are steps that companies can and should take to ensure that the value of their IP is maximized in the post-pandemic world.

Read the full article written by authors Matt Norwood and Abbas Kassam in Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s InHouse column.

This article is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.

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Tags: Abbas Kassam, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, IP Litigation, Matthew Norwood