The Canadian Industrial Design Office released six new practice notices on January 16, 2017. Copies of the notices may be found here.
The practice changes reflect the Design Office’s desire to provide faster service with improved communication, as well as a desire to update policy in accordance with changing market needs.Read More
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently published its first report on Intellectual Property in Canada. Based on data gathered internally and from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the IP Canada Report provides a snapshot of the IP system in Canada and the use of the global IP system by Canadians. The Report also provides a summary of processing times for patents, trademarks and industrial designs filed before CIPO, and concludes with a first look at some of the data collected by CIPO from the initial stages of its patent study in the area of climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs).Read More