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 CACN News                                                                                    Q1 - 2019    
Upcoming Events:
Mark Your Calendar & Register Soon!

IPIC's World IP Day Reception, April 9th
CACN members are invited to attend IPIC's World IP Day Reception on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa. Several CACN members will be in attendance, including David Lipkus from Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
 To confirm your attendance or for more information, email admin@ipic.ca or call 613-234-0516.

CACN 2019 MEET Tour, June 21st
Registration Now Open!

Date: Wednesday, June 21st 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham St., Toronto
Cost: No cost for members, government officials or law enforcement; $250.00 for non-members

To register, CLICK HERE

CACN invites you and your colleagues to attend the Spring 2019 M.E.E.T Tour in Toronto, ON. This training and networking series is designed to educate customs, law enforcement agencies, government agencies and public prosecutors on identifying counterfeiting, fraud and copyright crimes. The program includes a dynamic speaker line-up, panel presentation, and table-top displays, along with meals and refreshment breaks.

Who Should Attend? Front-line customs personnel, health & safety and regulatory bodies, law enforcement personnel, trademark and copyright holders, IP-related service providers, law and investigative firms.

Tabletop Display: Showcase your brand and the efforts your organization is taking to combat IP crime. To register a display, contact

IACC 2019 Annual Spring Conference
Date: May 15th - 17th, 2019
Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston

This year’s conference is particularly momentous as IACC celebrates the organization’s 40th anniversary! IACC will be offering new and exciting workshops and session topics. For more details
click here.
INTA's 141st Annual Meeting
Date: May 18th - 22nd, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

INTA's 2019 Annual Meeting will introduce attendees to a number of trending topics that are rapidly transforming the global IP landscape, including:
- Combatting Counterfeits and Piracy on the Internet and in Digital Media
- How the world has changed one year after GDPR
- How to fit the AI in TM
- The future of IP law firms in the digital age; and more!
For more information and to register,
click here.
24th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference
Save the date for this upcoming conference in Toronto from September 18-20, 2019. Stay tuned for details. 
Globalization of IP Conference
IPIC’s Annual Conference will be held from September 25th to 27th, 2019. This event is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP, to earn annual CPD and CLE credits, and to network with colleagues and fellow practitioners. Join IPIC in Ottawa-Gatineau and be part of an incredible conference! For more information and to register,
click here.
Industry News

New Task Force Makes $1.1 Million Bust on Counterfeit Items at Canada-Michigan Border
A new task force has been launched in Detroit to stop counterfeit items from making their way across the Canadian-Michigan border. 
Read more.

Businesses and Consumers Cautioned About $50 Counterfeit Bills Showing Up in Canada
Lethbridge Police are urging caution when accepting $50 Canadian bills as multiple fake bills have been passed in the area. Since February, police have responded to five cases where counterfeit notes were discovered. Read more. 

Canada's Top Ten Scams in 2018 Included Romance and Tax Schemes
Romance schemes and fake income tax extortions were just some of the top ten biggest scams that bilked Canadians out of approximately $121 million in 2018, according to the Better Business Bureau. As part of its fraud prevention month, the BBB released its annual list of the most common ways fraudsters target unsuspecting victims. Read more.

The $3.6M Fraud Case that Seems Right Out of a Seinfeld Episode
Nova Scotia family companies claimed tens of millions of dollars in sales the CRA says never happened. Read more. 

CBP Officers Seize Fake iPhones at Canadian Border
The shipment of 39 phones – bearing Apple’s trademarks – was discovered at the Pembina Port of Entry in North Dakota, and if genuine would have been worth around $31,000. Examination revealed the phones were counterfeit, so CBP seized the items.
Read more. 

WHO to Develop Policy on Track-and-Trace for Pharma
The intention is to develop a policy position before the end of this year that will guide member states on the “numerous questions raised by the implementation of these technologies”, including the governance of traceability systems and data management, says the agency. Read more.