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CIPO Pilot Project - Email Communications of Hearing Correspondence

by Taiji Yoshino on September 1, 2016

CIPO Pilot Project - Email Communications of Hearing Correspondence

IP Professionals, as well as trademark owners and applicants, should take note of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s pilot project regarding communications with the Trademarks Opposition Board.

In effect from September 1st 2016 to March 1st 2017, the project aims to expedite the communication of hearing correspondence and ensure timely communications with the Trademarks Opposition Board. 

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

IPIC recommends "Innovation Box" in Pre-Budget Consultations

by Adam M. Tracey on August 23, 2016

IPIC recommends

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (“IPIC”), Canada’s professional association representing intellectual property practitioners across the country, has formally submitted recommendations for “fostering a culture of innovation” to Canada’s Minister of Finance. The submission was made in the months leading up to announcement of the federal Liberal government’s second budget under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Privilege For Patent And Trademark Agents Now Effective In Canada

by Blog Editor on August 12, 2016

Privilege For Patent And Trademark Agents Now Effective In Canada

Canada’s intellectual property regime has been significantly improved by virtue of amendments to the Canadian Patent Act and Trade-marks Act, affording statutory privilege between intellectual property owners and their patent and trademark agents. Effective June 24th, 2016, these amendments ensure that client disclosures relating to obtaining intellectual property rights are full and frank, unencumbered by concerns as to whether confidential information should be disclosed.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Upcoming Changes to Trademark Fees in Canada

by Adam M. Tracey on July 4, 2016

Upcoming Changes to Trademark Fees in Canada

As has been well reported both here and across the Internet, Canada has recently passed significant changes to both its patent and trademark laws that will likely come into full effect sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.

From the trademarks perspective, these changes are highly substantive in nature and will effect significant changes to the way registered trademarks are obtained and maintained in Canada.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

World Industrial Design Day

by Taiji Yoshino on June 27, 2016

World Industrial Design Day

Wednesday, June 29th is World Industrial Design Day! First declared in 2007 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), it is a day to promote awareness of the industrial design industry.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

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