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Smart & Biggar
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has launched a pilot program to provide accelerated examination of Canadian patent applications.
Smart & Biggar
In a recent decision of Canada's Federal Court illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name "inspired" by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has found that a patent can pertain to a medicine based on clinical similarities to the invention—even if the patent does not actually encompass the medicine.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In July 2016, which by now seems like a century ago, Internet denizen @AlmostJT tweeted a frame from Arthur, the PBS cartoon, that went viral.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
The CanExport program is a popular Canadian government grant that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) registered in Canada that are seeking to develop new export opportunities...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has advised.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Did the inventor of the very first wheeled vehicle invent all vehicles with wheels because they all work in the same way?
Clark Wilson LLP
In light of the continuing COVID-19 disruptions, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has again extended its earlier automatic extensions, now until at least July 20, 2020...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Patent prosecution in the USPTO tends to proceed to final Office Action more quickly than in other jurisdictions, such as the European Patent Office and the Canadian Patent Office. In the US...
Torys LLP
The PMPRB arrived at this conclusion after the FCA invited it to reconsider the issue based on factors not addressed by the Board at first instance...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
For many companies, a strong IP portfolio that covers key markets is their most valuable asset. Noel Courage and Don Bocchinfuso from Bereskin & Parr LLP, explain how different forms of IP...
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala
In previous Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal proceedings concerning alleged infringement of four Bombardier patents...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On June 29, 2020, the Federal Court issued its decision in the judicial review of recent Amendments1 to the Patented Medicines Regulations.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, on June 30 the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Torys LLP
On June 29, the Federal Court released its much-awaited decision in a judicial review of the Governor in Council's decision to promulgate regulations amending the Patented Medicines Regulations.
Smart & Biggar
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has further extended patent, trademark, and industrial design deadlines fixed under the relevant legislation.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Les nouveaux pouvoirs accordés aux examinateurs canadiens depuis la modification de la Loi sur les marques de commerce le 17 juin 2019 font mal aux demandeurs de marques de commerce.
Lenczner Slaght
The COVID-19 pandemic has required courts to adapt to new ways of providing access to justice. We have first-hand experience with this new reality.
Smart & Biggar
On June 29, 2020 the Federal Court released its decision in Innovative Medicines Canada et al. v The Attorney General of Canada et al, 2020 FC 725.
Smart & Biggar
Double patenting has become a common challenge to patent validity in Canada since the decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in Whirlpool Corp. v Camco Inc in 2000.
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