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:
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has extended the period of designated days so certain time limits will now be extended until August 24, 2020. CIPO indicates that this is the ‘final’ extension for the designated days.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has again extended the period of designated days so certain time limits will now be extended until August 10, 2020.
The Federal Court has issued a revised COVID-19 order (see earlier post) clarifying the 2-week buffer period after the end of the Suspension Period such that timelines will be begin to run June 30 for the Western and Eastern provinces and on July 14 for Ontario, Quebec and the territories. The update also clarifies the handling of original affidavits that may have been submitted electronically.
On Friday, I’m speaking on an IPIC webinar, “The Virtual IP Court Hearing: What You Should Know Before You “Zoom” Into Court” with Nicole Mantini, Josh Spicer and Andrew Bernstein. I’ll be sharing some of my recent experiences from the two and half-week virtual trial in the Rovi v Videotron proceeding.
Patent Branch has issued a Practice Notice addressing requests to record a transfer, registering document and changing a name under sections 124, 125 and 126 of the Patent Rules and section 49 of the Patent Act.