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 Federal Court issued a COVID related Practice Notice today confirming that Practice Directions and Orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic remain unaffected by the recently enacted Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19). See the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision last week in Re: Section 6 Of The Time Limits And Other Periods Act, 2020 FCA 137.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has again extended the period of designated days so certain time limits will now be extended until August 31, 2020. This latest extension is due to the August 21 to 23 online service interruption. According to the announcement, all of CIPO’s online and fax services will be unavailable from Friday, at 7 pm EDT to Sunday, at 11:59 pm EDT.
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