Commitee Info

Industrial Design Committee

  • Curtis B. Behmann, Chair, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Ottawa)

The committee identifies problems of policy or practice which relate to practice before the Industrial Designs Office, alerts the Industrial Designs Office, and seeks improvements via discussion of the issues in writing or by meeting with representatives of the Office. The Committee also reviews proposed changes to practice, policy and legislation and prepares comments and recommendations to be submitted by the Institute to Parliament or the Industrial Designs Office. The Committee monitors industrial design practice with a view to identifying facets of industrial design law in need of reform, and to recommend amendments to industrial design law.