Intellectual Property Strategies - Thinking Toward Recovery

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - For reporters interested in moving away from the negativity associated with the economic downturn, and focusing instead on "the light at the end of the tunnel" as we enter a period of economic recovery, KPMG Enterprise(TM) and law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) are holding a joint seminar titled, Toward Economic Recovery: Harnessing the value of intangible assets.

    
    When:  Tuesday, October 20th - 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Where: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
           Scotia Plaza
           40 King Street West, Floor 44 (Elliot Room)
           Toronto, ON M5H 3Y4
    

While signs of financial stress and distress may have been felt by many, with profit and cash flow pressures, strained lender relationships, and intellectual property (IP) infringement, signs of increased optimism are evident and economic recovery is on the horizon.

KPMG Enterprise(TM) and BLG will provide insight and perspective on significant intellectual property opportunities, those that deal with intangible assets such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets.

Derrick Novis, and Chuck Ormrod, Partners with KPMG Enterprise(TM) as well as Colleen Spring Zimmerman, Partner with BLG, are all available for comment and can provide insight and perspective on attractive opportunities for investors, and on how to manage risks associated with stressed or distressed business acquisitions.

    
    Topics that will be addressed at the seminar include:

    -   Minimizing tax exposure on cross-border income derived from selling
        and licensing technologies.

    -   Tax opportunities available in industrialized countries now offering
        low tax regimes.

    -   Advantages of the current, economic climate to migrate technologies
        in a tax-efficient way.

    -   The development, management, and protection rights in a global IP
        portfolio.

    -   Tax planning strategies on the purchase and sale which maximizes
        potential value from IP assets
    

About KPMG Enterprise(TM)

KPMG Enterprise is a network of professionals devoted exclusively to serving private companies in Canada. Our business advisers care passionately about the success of their private company clients. As the primary point of contact, they take time to understand your business and help deliver value that is unique to your private company, bringing forward leading people and resources to serve your specific needs. Our service delivery goal is to provide relevant, timely advice and ideas in a way that is manageable and affordable, which can ultimately help any private company save time and money.

www.kpmg.ca/enterprise

About KPMG

KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 144 countries and have more than 137,000 professionals working around the world.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is the largest Canadian business law firm. BLG provides bilingual legal and intellectual property services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations. For further information, visit www.blgcanada.com.

SOURCE KPMG LLP

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview with partners with KPMG Enterprise(TM), contact: Mark Klein, Manager, Media Relations, KPMG Canada, mklein3@kpmg.ca, (416) 777-3895; Julie Bannerjea, Senior Manager, Media Relations, KPMG Canada, jbannerjea@kpmg.ca, (416) 777-3243; To speak with a partner from BLG's Intellectual Property Group, please contact: Stacie Bumbacco, Ketchum, on behalf of BLG, Stacie.bumbacco@ketchum.com, (416) 355-7432


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