Changes to Mexican Trademark Law
July 06, 2018
Like Canada, Mexico is introducing some significant substantive and procedural changes to its trademark law. The changes are to align its practice ......

Nice Classification in the Age of Globalization
June 15, 2018
I recently had the pleasure of representing IPIC at the 28th Session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union (the Committee) held in Geneva, ......

Venezuela IP Issues
June 15, 2018
The Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office has temporarily suspended payment of official fees by foreign applicants, pending the publication of new......

Re-Filing Trademark Applications in Iraq
May 11, 2018
It is now a requirement in Iraq to make a request for examination, which appears to involve a search, prior to filing a trademark application. If t......

Statement of IPIC re RFA Program
May 11, 2018
In January 2015, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) introduced the Request for Assistance (RFA) Program as part of an effort to crack-down ......

February 08, 2018
There has been lots of activity on disparaging marks in the United States and Canada. Most notable is the US Supreme Court decision in the Slants......

Be a Trusted Advisor
January 26, 2018
Becoming a successful IP practitioner requires becoming a trusted advisor – a person who others can rely upon to be competent, honest, loyal and ki......

Case Comment: Copibec v. Université Laval
January 26, 2018
On February 8, in the Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction (Copibec) v. Université Laval case[1](hereafter “Copibec ......


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