Category Archives: Daily Alert

Practice Notices

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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CETA

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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CETA

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