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Gazette Amendments

Several IP related amendments have been published in the Canada Gazette:


Implementing regulations for the new College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents are published in the Canada Gazette for a 30 day consultation. The regulations and transition provisions would provide for the transfer of responsibility for agents, including entrance examinations and conduct, to the new college. The regulations would establish an Investigations Committee and the Discipline Committee with a majority of public members, impose a residency requirement on agents, and replace ‘firm’ agents with the option to appointment of all the patent agents at the same firm.

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Last week,¬†Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada made a couple of announcements as part of the government’s IP Strategy: