Justice Sébastien Grammond has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court. He replaces Justice S.B. Noël, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective September 1, 2017. Justice Grammond was a professor and former dean at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.
Yesterday, a court in the Northern District of California granted Google’s request for an interlocutory injunction preventing Equustek from enforcing a Canadian de-listing order that was the subject of the Supreme Court of Canada decision earlier this year. Continue reading Equustek
Federal Court updates, namely new proceedings and updates on watched files have not been available since October 30th. The Federal Court database says, “The last database update occurred on 2017-10-30 22:16”.
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Looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues at the IPIC Annual Meeting this week. I’ll be co-presenting on the state of ‘obviousness’ on Thursday afternoon.
In addition to the three notices I listed on Friday, the Federal Court has issued a practice notice on proceedings under the amended PM(NOC) Regulations.
Three practice notices came to my attention this week:
- Practice Notice from CIPO for Objection Proceedings for Geographic Indicators under new section 11.13 of the Trade-marks Act
- Practice Notice and guidance from the Federal Court on the scheduling of applications
- Customs Notice advising that the Canada Border Services Agency Border Watch Line accepts information on shipments of counterfeit or pirated goods that are dangerous
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Changes to the Patent Act, Patent Rules, Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and the Trade-marks Act, and new Certificate of Supplemental Protection Regulations come into force on September 21, 2017 as part of Canada’s implementation of CETA. Today, Health Canada released guidance documents on applying for Certificates of Supplementary Protection and on Health Canada’s administration of the PM(NOC) Regulations.
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Justice Shirzad Ahmed was appointed to the Federal Court on Friday. In other appointments, Justice Ian Nordheimer was elevated to the Ontario Court of Appeal and Justice Barbara Fisher elevated to the BC Court of Appeal.
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There was no IPPractice email on Monday due to changes with the Federal Court website that stopped the checks for new proceedings and updates on watched proceedings.
The final regulations for implementing CETA in Canada were published today in a special edition of the Canada Gazette. As compared to the proposed regulations published earlier this summer, the final versions the IP related regulations are very similar, with no changes to the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, 2017, two changes to the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations and no changes to Rules Amending the Patent Rules. As reported yesterday, the changes come into force September 21, 2017. Continue reading CETA