The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and IP law

In the fourth video of this series, Law Times looks into how intellectual property law ties in with marijuana, as the substance is set to be legalized in Canada this summer. Toronto-based lawyers Micheline Gravelle, managing partner/co-chair of the cannabis group at Bereskin & Parr LLP and Eileen McMahon, partner at Torys LLP, share their insights.



  • Decision resurrects disputed patent principle

    Decision resurrects disputed patent principle

    A group of pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to argue that a decision that invalidated one of their patents was decided based on “wrong legal principles,” a panel of Court of Appeal of Ontario judges said.
  • Pot legalization could spike human rights complaints

    Pot legalization could spike human rights complaints

    Lawyers could see an uptick in human rights complaints related to cannabis after the legalization of recreational use on Oct. 17, although the province of Ontario says that human rights protections for people with disabilities or addictions remain the same as before.
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