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New Patent Laws For Canada: The Next Step In Canada's IP Modernization Project
Over the past several months, many of the Canadian intellectual property laws have been amended to comply with international treaties.
Canada
22 Oct 2019
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Carrots Or Sticks: New Laws For Missed Patent Maintenance Fees
For several years, Canadian legislators have been engaged in a project to modernize Canadian intellectual property laws and ensure compliance with Canada's treaty obligations.
Canada
22 Oct 2019
3
Brexit: IP Contingency Plans For A Hard Exit
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the UK House of Commons soundly rejected the "soft" Brexit deal negotiated with the EU over the past two years, and with just 10 weeks remaining until the March 29, 2019
European Union
24 Jan 2019
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Change On The Horizon: Significant Amendments To Canada's Trademark Laws Take Effect On June 17, 2019: What Charities And Not-For-Profits Can Do Now To Prepare
The trademark regime changes represent the most significant changes to Canada's trademark laws (in both substance and procedure) since 1954 and are designed to enable ratification...
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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The Date Is Set – Canada's New Trademark Laws Take Effect On June 17, 2019: What You Can Do Now To Prepare
By Order In Council Number 2018-1329 issued by the Canadian Privy Council Office, Canada's long-awaited trademark regime changes are now set to take effect on June 17, 2019.
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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The Act To Implement CETA Comes Into Force And Extends Protection To Additional Geographical Indications
Most of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA Implementation Act) came into force on September 21, 2017.
Canada
3 Oct 2017
7
Supreme Court Of Canada Rules On The Promise Of A Patent
On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much awaited decision on the so-called "promise doctrine" of patent utility (AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. 2017 SCC 36).
Canada
25 Jul 2017
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Impression v. Lexmark* – Exhaustion Of Patent Rights In The U.S.
In a highly anticipated decision addressing the doctrine of exhaustion of patent rights in the U.S., the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed the U.S. Federal Circuit's decision and held...
Canada
14 Jun 2017
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New Signage Laws Coming Into Force In Quebec
On November 3, 2016, the Quebec government declared the coming into force of changes to signage laws under the Charter of the French Language and its Regulation respecting the language of commerce...
Canada
28 Nov 2016
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Draft Regulations Relating To Signage In Quebec And French Language - Update
The Charter is intended to promote and protect the French language in Quebec and is administered by the Office québécois de la langue française.
Canada
9 Jun 2016
11
Draft Regulations Relating To Signage In Quebec And French Language
On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the "Charter"), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French...
Canada
16 May 2016
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Software Development And Licensing: What Retailers Need To Know
Every retailer today uses some form of software, whether it be a computer program running on local hardware, a hosted web site or an application running in the cloud or on a mobile device.
Canada
15 Apr 2016
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"Official Mark" Protection For School Boards
Trademarks and logos are valuable assets which identify the source of products or services, convey the brand identity of the owner and distinguish it from others.
Canada
8 Apr 2016
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A Practical Cross-Border Insight Into Trade Mark Work
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO"), an agency of Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of intellectual property in Canada.
Canada
3 Jun 2015
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The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Trade Marks 2015 - Canada
The amendments will increase uncertainty, and will result in costly investigations associated with trademark clearance searches as well as risk analysis relating to opposition proceedings and infringement actions.
Canada
20 May 2015
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Intellectual Property Issues In Cross Border Arrangements
It is well-known that a Canadian registered charity ought not to transfer funds to a foreign or domestic entity that is not a qualified donee.
Canada
2 Mar 2015
17
Marked For Life? Trademarks And The Bankruptcy And Insolvency Act
Intellectual property rights are meant to protect that which cannot be easily protected: ideas, images, music and brands.
Canada
20 Oct 2014
18
Marqués Pour La Vie ? Les Marques De Commerce Et La LFI
Les droits de propriété intellectuelle visent à protéger ce qui ne peut être protégé facilement: les idées, les images, la musique et les marques.
Canada
20 Oct 2014
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Updating Plant Breeders’ Rights, Part III - Changes To The Scope Of Plant Breeders’ Rights
In our last post, we outlined the rights granted to plant breeders under the current Plant Breeders’ Rights Act.
Canada
29 May 2014
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Updating The Plant Breeder’s Rights Regime In Canada
Development of a new seed variety requires a substantial investment of time and money.
Canada
12 Mar 2014
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