Bill C-86, the budget bill that implements changes to the Patent Act, the Trade-marks Act and the Copyright Act, enacts the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act and makes changes for IP licenses in insolvency received royal assent yesterday. Bill C-86 received minor amendments as it went through parliament.
The final text is available (link).
See my earlier post on Bill C-86 with a summary of the changes.
Some changes were made as the legislation went through parliament, including the following (let me know if I missed any in the IP related sections):
College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act
Copyright Act (Copyright Board Reform)
38.1(4.1) Subsection (4) applies with respect to the following acts:
(a) the performance in public of musical works or dramatico-musical works, of performer’s performances of such works, or of sound recordings embodying such works or performances; and
(b) the communication to the public by telecommunication of musical works or dramatico-musical works, other than as described in subsection 31(2), of performer’s performances of such works, or of sound recordings embodying such works or performances.