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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Federal Court

Note that there was a problem with the online court dockets for the Federal Court and the Federal Court website will be down for maintenance this weekend.

Fee Increase

CIPO has announced that Industrial Design fees will increase by 2.2% as of January 1, 2020 pursuant to the Service Fees Act. The announcement notes, that “As a result, the amounts shown in the Tariff of Fees of the Industrial Design Regulations may not be up-to-date.” …Read More

Agent Exams

The deadline for registering to write the patent agent exams is December 5th. The 2020 examination will be held on April 28, 29, 30 and .


As you may have noticed, there was no IPPractice email last week. The outage was due to a computer failure but the site has been rebuilt. Today’s email includes all the updates from last week and Monday’s email should be back to normal. …Read More

Copyright Board

I have added Proposed Tariffs published by the Copyright Board to the alerts that are available in the daily IPPractice email. These alerts, in addition to the existing alerts for Copyright Board decisions and procedural rulings are not enabled by default but can be added through your email preferences. …Read More

Canadian Intellectual Property