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:

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Crown Copyright

A private member’s bill, C-440 was introduced yesterday that would abolish Crown Copyright. …Read More

Patent Consultation

CIPO has announced a consultation on changes to the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) relating to administrative topics as part of changes to the Patent Act and Rules. Topics covered including filing requirements, divisionals, priority, transfers/assignments, corrections, abandonment/reinstatement, and due care. The consultation is open until May 27, 2019.


On March 17, Canada formally acceded to the Madrid, Singapore and Nice treaties relating to trademarks. Substantial amendments to the Trademarks Act and Regulations come into force June 17, 2019. …Read More


The Competition Bureau has published its final “Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines”. The guidelines provide the Bureau’s approach to alleged anti-competitive effects of intellectual property, including settlements under the PM(NOC) Regulations, patent pools, standard essential patents, and patent assertion entities.

Judicial Appointments

Justice Locke of the Federal Court was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal. Angela Furlanetto of DLA Piper was appointed a Prothonotary of the Federal Court. Appointments were also made today to the courts in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick. …Read More

Canadian Intellectual Property