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Changes Regarding Patent Allowance

December 19, 2019

On October 30, 2019 the new Canadian Patent Rules came into force.  The new Patent Rules include a number of significant changes, including changes related to the allowance of applications.  When a patent application is allowed by CIPO there is a statutory requirement to pay a fee…

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Late National Phase Entry in Canada

November 26, 2019

On October 30, 2019, the new Canadian Patent Rules came into force.  The new Patent Rules include a number of significant changes.  One such change relates to the possibility of late national phase entry for PCT applications.  Canada requires national phase entry from PCT applications…

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Canada's Bill C-86: Impact on Canadian Patent Law

January 24, 2019

Canada’s Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (the “Bill”), received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018. The Bill, which implements the federal government’s 2018 budget, brings a wide array of changes to Canada’s intellectual property regime. In particular, a number of noteworthy…

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New options for filing industrial designs

January 16, 2019

Industrial designs, or design patents in the United States, provide protection for visual design of an item. Industrial designs can, therefore, serve as a valuable form of IP protection and may allow protection of aesthetic or “non-functional” aspects of a product that distinguish it in the marketplace…

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