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  • Budget

    The 2021 federal budget released today, touches on several intellectual property matters including “$90 million over two years, starting in 2022-23, to create ElevateIP, a program to help accelerators and incubators provide start-ups with access to expert intellectual property services”, “$75 millio … Read more »

  • Copyright

    The government has launched a consultation on “a Modern Copyright Framework for Online Intermediaries”, seeking comments until May 31. The consultation includes issues of intermediaries’ safe harbour protections against liability for copyright infringement, how intermediaries’ knowledge of infringem … Read more »

  • Looking back at 2020

    I have recently published a couple of articles looking back at 2020: Canadian IP in 2020 – How did the IP profession manage through the pandemic and lockdowns in terms of filings and other activity before the Federal Court and CIPO? Developments in Patent Law in 2020 – What were the key developments … Read more »

  • Industrial Designs

    CIPO has published proposed changes to the examination procedure for industrial designs which would send final rejections to “a subject matter expert from the policy and legislation group of the Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch (TIDB) rather than to the Patent Appeal Board.” The consultation … Read more »

  • Federal Courts

    Proposed amendments to the Federal Courts Rules were published in the Canada Gazette for consultation for 60 days. The amendments are in three parts: enforcement of orders, limited scope representation, and proportionality/abuse of process and FCA motions. Among the changes, Rule 3 would be amended … Read more »