Canadian Intellectual Property Blog
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
MBM Prevails as Federal Court Awards Unprecedented 50% Lump Sum Award of Costs in Trademark Dispute
On August 15, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada issued its decision with respect to costs in Dragona Carpet Supplies Missisauga Inc. v Dra...
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
New Trademark Laws For Québec – What You Need To Know
In approximately three years or less, the Québec Government’s newly adopted Bill 96 , An Act respecting French, the official and common l...
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Important CIPO Update - Date Announced for Amendments to Canadian Patent Rules
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) just announced that the new amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules to ‘streamline examinatio...
Health Canada to Draft New Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Guidelines in the Wake of Pharmaceutical Victories
Canada’s Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) is a quasi-judicial body that has authority under the Patent Act to protect and inf...
Monday, November 15, 2021
Conference Posters and Materials: Beware! They Can Constitute Prior Art
In the academic world, it is common for researchers to attend and present their findings at conferences. Papers presented will typically...
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Does Copyright Extend to “facts”? The Federal Court Sets the Story Straight on the Extent of Copyright Protection in Nonfiction Work
INTRODUCTION In the recent 2021 decision of Winkler v. Hendley, 2021 FC 498 [ Winkler ], the Federal Court (the “Court”) addressed an unus...
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