Yesterday, Canada deposited the instrument of ratification of the Patent Law Treaty. This follows publication of the Patent Rules and the announcement of the coming into force date of October 30, 2019. Continue reading Patent Law Treaty
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The new Patent Rules, coming into force on October 30, 2019, have been published in the Canada Gazette Part II. The modernization of the Patent Act and Rules allows Canada to ratify the Patent Law Treaty. Key changes relate to filing requirements, priority claims, agent representation and register, examination and amendments, corrections, abandonments/reinstatements, transfers, due care/third party rights, and divisionals. Continue reading Patent Amendments