By David Schwartz
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued a report entitled IP Canada Report 2016, discussing trends in IP use domestically, and by Canadians abroad, based on analysis of CIPO's internal data and those collected by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
By Tomek Nishijima
The Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications has announced that proposed amendments to the regulations under the Charter of the French Language will come into force on November 24, 2016.
By Nicole Vidinu
, Philip Lapin
Can a trademark licensor be held liable for the negligent actions of its licensee? In a decision involving United States presidential candidate Donald Trump, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Singh v Trump held that the egregious negligence of a licensee in this case did not provide a basis in law for imposing liability on a licensor.
By Daniel Hnatchuk
The role of the Competition Act is to maintain and encourage competition in Canada, in part to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises have the opportunity to participate in the Canadian economy and to provide consumers with competitive prices and choices.
By Kevin Siu
The primary goal of CETA is to eliminate or reduce tariffs on trade between Canada and the EU and the harmonization of other rules to encourage trade.
By Tyler Nechiporenko
, Alexandre Caya
Fun Fact 1: Unlike our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving each year on the second Monday in October which this year falls on October 10.
By Gunars Gaikis
, Andrew Mandlsohn
, Shirley Liang Komosa
Expert evidence plays a critical role in patent litigation, and can literally make or break a case.
By Daniel Davies
The Federal Court of Appeal upheld a decision finding Nova Chemicals Corporation liable for infringement of a patent owned by The Dow Chemical Company by Nova's manufacture and sale of its SURPASS film-grade polymers.
By Philip Lapin
, Daniel Hnatchuk
"Official marks" are a form of intellectual property
protection unique to Canada. Many trademark owners, even in Canada,
are unaware of official marks.
By Daniel Anthony
It is a modern reality that with brand ownership comes the risk of trademark and domain name fraud.
By Kevin Siu
On June 8, 2016, the Federal Court issued an order under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations prohibiting the Minister of Health from issuing a notice of compliance to Teva for atazanavir sulphate ..
By Thuy Nguyen
The Manual of Patent Office Practice discusses antibodies as a "special topic"; no other molecule is set apart this way.
By Graham Hood
Canada is a critically important market for brand owners, particularly for those looking to break into North America and capitalize on Canada's strong trade relationship with the U.S.
By Nicole Vidinu
The Olympic Games represent one of the biggest opportunities for a company to increase exposure of its brands to consumers on a global scale over a concentrated period of time.
By Lionel Fishman
Today, on World Industrial Design Day, we highlight some of the reasons to register industrial designs in Canada.