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When It Comes To What You Can Patent, Patent Offices Don't Always Know Best
When organizations invent something, they must decide whether to pursue patent protection. This decision is a consequential one, as patenting involves disclosing one's invention to the world,
Canada
14 May 2019
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Competition Bureau Releases Updated Intellectual Property Guidelines
Consistent with its commitment to review its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs) on a regular basis and revise them to maintain consistency with new legal decisions
Canada
12 Apr 2019
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Major Changes To Canadian Trademark Law And Practice Coming Into Force June 17, 2019 — Are You Ready?
The Canadian Parliament passed legislation back in 2014 which made sweeping and significant changes to the Trademarks Act.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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CUSMA And Regulatory Amendments Create Challenges And Opportunities For IP Owners In 2018
The CUSMA enhances protection and enforcement measures for trade secrets, i.e., valuable business information that derives its value from being kept confidential.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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Ontario Establishes Regulations And Provides Detail Regarding The Licensing And Operation Of Private Cannabis Retail Stores
Ontario has released regulations under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018[1] (the Act) to clarify certain matters relating to the licensing and operation of private cannabis stores (the Regulation).
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018: Ontario Government Passes Cannabis Regulatory Regime
The Conservative government announced on August 13, 2018 that "the Government of Ontario will not be in the business of running physical cannabis stores." Instead,
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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A Need-To-Know Guide On IP In The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
On October 1, 2018, the Government of Canada announced agreement on a deal for a modernized NAFTA, to be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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Doing Business In Canada
Interested in starting or expanding a business in Canada?
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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The Nascent CRISPR-Cas9 Patent Landscape In Canada
CRISPR-Cas9 is a technology with the potential for an unimaginable impact on society. CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) allows scientists to edit genomes in living organisms at the cellular level by guiding a "scissor-like" protein to targeted sections of DNA within a cell, and then prompting it to alter or "edit" the DNA in some way.
Canada
18 Sep 2018
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Enforces Contracts Restricting Grey Market Sales, Not Void For Restraint Of Trade
In the decision of Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal has recently affirmed a Superior Court ruling that a contract that prevents the sale of grey market goods...
Canada
26 Jun 2018
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Federal Court Of Appeal Infuses Greater Certainty Into The Canadian Obviousness Analysis
The focus on the claims will allow parties and the courts to avoid unnecessary satellite debates.
Canada
28 Nov 2017
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Legislative Update Report No. 2017-17
Publication of final decision after screening assessment of three distillate aromatic extract substances — extracts (petroleum)...
Canada
9 Oct 2017
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Canada's Patent Linkage Regulations Get Long-Awaited Makeover
On July 15, 2017, the Government of Canada proposed major amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations, the patent linkage scheme that forms the cornerstone of pharmaceutical...
Canada
28 Jul 2017
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Major U.S. Court Decisions Change Patent Landscape For Canadian Companies
For many Canadian technology companies, the United States market is the most commercially important...
Canada
17 Jul 2017
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Supreme Court Holds That Promises Are Not The Yardstick To Measure Patent Utility In Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada issued its highly anticipated reasons in AstraZeneca v Apotex 2017 SCC 36. In its decision, the Supreme Court rejected the "promise doctrine" as a method to determine...
Canada
14 Jul 2017
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Federal Court Of Appeal Provides Much-Needed Clarity On The "Obvious To Try" Test And Meaning Of "Inventive Concept"
Federal Court of Appeal in Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada Co. v Teva Canada Limited, 2017 FCA 76 upheld Justice Mactavish's decision reported at 2016 FC 580 in a case regarding a patent...
Canada
25 Apr 2017
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Canada's NAFTA Chapter 11 Win And Future IP Negotiations
On March 17, 2017, a NAFTA tribunal unanimously ruled that Canada did not violate NAFTA Chapter 11 provisions providing for minimum standards of treatment and protection against expropriation...
Canada
7 Apr 2017
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Industrial Design Protection Becomes More Animated And Colourful In Canada
In what may be the biggest update to Canadian industrial design practice in years, long-awaited changes have finally arrived in Canada.
Canada
19 Jan 2017
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First-Ever Judgment On Canadian Information Technology Patent Signals Caution For Owners Of Broad Patents
For many years, leading information technology (IT) companies have squared off against patent owners around the world seeking to extract value from their IT patents.
Canada
19 Jan 2017
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Québec Introduces New French Language Requirements For Public Signage
As first reported in our May 2016 Update, the amendments come after many years of attempts by the Office québécois de la langue française to require retailers to use French on exterior store signage.
Canada
28 Nov 2016
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