The Federal Court has announced a pilot program to have various ‘chambers’ of judges assigned to proceedings in the areas of i) IP/Competition; ii) maritime and admiralty; and iii) class actions. The Notice to the Parties and the Profession lists the judges assigned to each of the three chambers.
A few updates over the last few days:
- The Copyright Board has new Rules of Practice and Procedure published in the Canada Gazette yesterday.
- The Canadian Trademarks Office and Opposition Board announced electronic correspondence. Their systems will be unavailable from 3pm ET this Friday until Monday morning for the product release.
- In Europe, the Unified Patent Court will launch on June 1, 2023 with a sunrise period that started March 1st.