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MOPOP Ch. 13 public consultation
July 14, 2014
On July 14, 2014, CIPO released a revised Chapter 13 (Examination of Applications) of MOPOP for public consultation. The deadline for comments is F......

Update: changes to the Trademarks Act
July 10, 2014
Bill C-31, the bill to implement the Budget which included legislation (see, namely, Divisions 25 and 26) to align the Trademarks Act with the Madr......

Changes to the Trademarks Act
April 04, 2014
On Friday March 28, the government introduced major changes to the Trademarks Act as part of Bill C-31 the budget implementation bill. IPIC is form......

Competition Bureau: Two IP Updates
April 04, 2014
The Competition Bureau has launched a public consultation on a draft update to its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines. IPIC’s Competiti......

Ontario Ministry of Finance: Pre-Budget Consultations 2014
February 27, 2014
The Ontario Ministry of Finance has been holding public pre-budget consultations. In our response to the consultation, we recommended that the Gov......

Industry Canada Consultation on S&T
February 25, 2014
Industry Canada released “Seizing Canada’s Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation” on January 8th, a consultation paper geare......

IP and Budget 2014
February 12, 2014
On February 11, 2014, Minister James Flaherty tabled in Parliament “The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities” (also known as “Economic ......

Five Treaties
January 28, 2014
On January 27th, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs tabled five IP treaties in the House of Commons: the Protocol Re......