This program focused on international taxation, intellectual property, and Aboriginal law developments.
The program provided participants with an enhanced understanding of the impact of international tax treaties in Canada, an overview of the impact of significant changes in patented medicines regulation, recent case law in patent law and Copyright Board reforms, and an improved understanding of the interaction between Indigenous legal traditions and Aboriginal law.
Led by appellate judges and legal academics, the seminar used a combination of presentations and interactive question and answer sessions, including an applied case study. Topics explored included: transfer pricing and international tax treaties; “substance over form” of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR); the impact of OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines; Action 6 (Special Considerations for Intangibles) and Action 7 (Special Considerations for Intra-Group Services); Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, 2017; and proposed Copyright Board reforms. Indigenous legal traditions and Aboriginal law were also explored, using a case study of Innu customary adoption, discussing the interaction between the foundational legal systems of Canadian law and examining administrative law concepts in the delivery of services to First Nations’ communities.