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Clark Wilson LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published two new Practice Notices on May 3, 2021, aimed at tackling the impact of its significant and growing backlog of Canadian trademark...
Gowling WLG
The PMPRB announced a new initiative called the Guideline Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (GMEP), through which the PMPRB will seek to "monitor and evaluate trends in the pharmaceutical market that...
Gowling WLG
On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures ..
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published two new practice notices: (1) Measures to improve timeliness in examination; and (2) Requests for expedited examination.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") recently released its first decision on a judicial review challenge against the Minister of Health's (the "Minister") interpretation of the terms...
Smart & Biggar
This IP Update summarizes the new initiatives and provides guidance on how these changes could impact applicants' filing and prosecution strategies.
Gowling WLG
A common misconception is that trademarks are only for large companies. For Canadian SMEs, trademark law is a critical component of any brand development endeavor.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
There is an ongoing need to rapidly increase vaccine supply to defeat the global pandemic. Some politicians and non-governmental organizations have claimed that vaccine patents are affecting supply and ...
Smart & Biggar
The Federal Court recently dismissed Merck's application for judicial review of Health Canada's refusal to add Canadian Patent No. 2,830,806 (806 Patent) to the Patent Register...
Smart & Biggar
In the first appellate decision relating to Certificates of Supplementary Protection (CSPs), the Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of the Minister of Health (the Minister)...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
On April 19th, 2021, the Canadian Federal government tabled its first budget since the last federal election.
Lawson Lundell LLP
Since the Patent Act was amended in 2018, Canadian intellectual property law has undergone a sea-change in how patents are filed, prosecuted, and enforced.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
En tant que passionné de la propriété intellectuelle (PI), je suis fier de ma province lorsque nos entreprises, de toutes tailles, maîtrisent les notions de PI et prennent des décisions éclairées à cet égard.
Smart & Biggar
On April 24, 2021, proposed Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations were published (proposed PMNOC amendments).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This is despite the fact that, in 2020, intangible assets (including patents, brand value, customer data, and software) accounted for 90 per cent of the S&P 500's total assets.
Torys LLP
The Canadian government has published proposed amendments to the PM(NOC) Regulations, which make patents with claims to a different salt form of an approved medicinal ingredient eligible for...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
I had the pleasure of speaking at an ALAI Canada meeting on April 15, 2021 to give a copyright law update for 2020-2021. The title of my talk was Copyright Potpourri.
Gowling WLG
The Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the "Regulations") create a patent linkage regime, which ties regulatory approval of subsequent entry drugs ...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
This is the second decision involving copyright for which the Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in the last six months.
Smart & Biggar
Canada has established itself as an attractive jurisdiction in which to do business. It has a stable economy, a high-income population, a business-friendly environment and has long led...
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