In view of COVID 19, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office [Patent Office, Trademark Office, & Industrial Design Office] is extending due dates until May 1, 2020 for all matters before CIPO that have a deadline to take action for the period beginning March 16, 2020 and currently ending April 30, 2020. However, like CIPO, we are recommending that all... Read More
The new Patent Rules were recently published and the long awaited amendments to the Canadian Patent Act are scheduled to come into force on October 30, 2019. These changes to the Patent Rules and Patent Act will substantially alter Canadian practice.
A few of these changes include but are not limited to:
For new filings, an English or French translation is... Read More
In accordance with new Canadian trademark laws, today
the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that the Madrid
Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement have
now come into force for Canada. These changes
give Canadian businesses access to the a centralized trademark filing systems
enabling them to apply for a trademark in up to 120 countries with only one
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The new Trademarks Act in Canada comes into effect in
2 weeks, on June 17, 2019. Please see our post of February 22 for an outline of
some of the changes.
As a reminder, in regards to fees, it is important to note
that there will be a separate fee charged per class ($330 government fee for
the first class and then $100 for... Read More
The new Canadian Trademarks Act and Rules come into force in Canada on June 17, 2019. The following is a highlight of changes in the law coming into force (CIF).
The filing basis for applications has been eliminated. Accordingly there is no longer the need to specify the basis for filing of: a) a date of first use, b)... Read More
The Canadian Government has recently released the date that the changes to the Trade-Mark Act will be implemented. These changes are expected to come into force on June 17th, 2019.
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A few of the many changes include:
Simplified trademark applications
New and pending applications will no longer require a declaration of use
There will be a... Read More
On October 29th Bill C-86, purposing changes to the Patents Act and Trade-marks Act, was tabled in the House of Commons.
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Some of the purposed changes to the Patent Act include:
Providing rights to the Governor in Council to regulate standard essential patents (patents related to technology that needs to comply with technical/industry standards)
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As of today, November 5, 2018, the changes the Industrial Design Act and Rules have come into force bringing the Industrial Design Act and Rules into alignment with the Hague System. The Hague System enables design patents to be filed and managed in multiple countries via one application. Some key changes to note are the following writer company:
Greater... Read More
On September 30th, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico reached an agreement in regards to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will have the following influence on Intellectual Property:
The term of protection for new innovative drug products containing a medicinal ingredient not yet approved in Canada will increase to... Read More
The firm congratulates Ms. Luba Naiberger for passing on her first sitting the 2018 Canadian Patent Agent Examination. Ms. Naiberger is now a Registered Canadian Patent Agent as well as being an Israeli Patent Agent.
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