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Making A Difference Speakers: 2022-2023

Making a Difference Speaker Series: Bring your creations to life – Learn why intellectual property matters - with André Gallant

We are thrilled to announce our next speaker series session with André Gallant. This session will cover the following five different types of intellectual property (IP) rights: trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets and patents. From protecting your business name, logo or slogan to the information on your business website or secret internal information, to other ideas, artistic creations, inventions and innovations, IP rights are very important. This session is offered by Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Please join us on Thursday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. ADT Students, Teachers and parents are encouraged to join independently or in groups. This session is most relevant for Grade 6 and above.

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Speakers Biography:

André Gallant holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Ottawa, a health sciences diploma from the Université de Moncton and a tourism diploma from La Cité collégiale. In addition to working in intellectual property law, André has also worked as a tax lawyer for more than 10 years with the Canada Revenue Agency, with two large firms (Halifax and Ottawa) and with judges from two federal courts. Over the years, he’s also acquired experience in event planning.

To top it off, André is a published author, a presenter at various events and an amateur piano composer.

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Brilliant Labs is committed to empowering youth, adults and families to fuel their passions, take creative risks and construct a sustainable future for themselves and their communities. We explore fun ways to introduce novel technologies to catalyze positive social and ecological change within communities.

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JOIN HOST Alisha Collins as she welcomes global speakers from diverse backgrounds to spark conversations on technological innovation, humanity-centred design, ethics, creativity, and leadership. We host talks each month, inviting experts to bring new aspirations and perspectives through their stories.

ABOUT Alisha grew up in India & studied at MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA U.S. and Sristi Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bengalura, India. Learn more about Alisha in Brilliant Labs Magazine: Digital Hope.

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