This site is my collection of updates, statistics and analysis on intellectual property in Canada. I am a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP practicing in the area of intellectual property (more about me). Material on this website are my own views and do not reflect the position of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, any of its member firms around the world, or any of its clients. IPPractice.ca grew out of my hobby to gather and share interesting updates on intellectual property to friends and colleagues. Highlights include:

Recent Posts:

Digital Charter

The government announced a “Digital Charter” today on privacy and data usage, including proposed changes to PIPEDA.

Copyright Recommendations

Earlier this week the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage issued a report and recommendations (link) on remuneration for artists, that includes recommendations for amendments to the Copyright Act.

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Trademark Regulations

Further amendments to the Trademarks Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette Part 2 this week. These amendments relate to  changes to the Trademarks Act that received royal asset in December 2018 directed to simplifying the opposition practice with divisional applications as part of the changes coming into force on June 17th.

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Justice Peter Pamel and Justice Nicolas McHaffie were appointed to the Federal Court on May 6th – news release. Justice Pamel was a partner at BLG practicing primarily in the area of maritime law. Justice McHaffie was a partner at Stikemans focusing on intellectual property, public law and administrative/regulatory litigation.

Plain Packaging

Yesterday, regulations were published in the Canada Gazette Part II, implementing plain packaging for tobacco products. The coming into force date is November 9, 2019. …Read More

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