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.” Continue reading Fee Increase
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. Continue reading Outage
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. Continue reading Copyright Board
The long awaited amendments to the Patent Act and Rules came into force today. Hopefully by now, none of my subscribers need a summary of the changes.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc., 2019 SCC 43, with the Court finding that the copyright in the plans of survey digitized, stored and copied by Ontario’s service provider, Teranet, vested in the Crown pursuant to s.12 of the Copyright Act.
As published in the Canada Gazette last week, amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) relating to IP licenses when the IP licensor becomes insolvent, will come into force November 1, 2019. These amendments were included in Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (Bill C-86). I discussed these amendments in my recent article for Slaw, Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy Scenarios.
The Federal Court has published a consultation on its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and is seeking comments until September 13, 2019. The consultation asks what should be the Court’s priorities, including on digitization as well as a reflection on its previous strategic plan.