Regulations relating to the Copyright Board were published yesterday, “Time Limits in Respect of Matters Before the Copyright Board Regulations“. The Regulations impose a 12-month time limit for the Board to issue decisions after submissions, with certain exceptions.
Justice Luc Martineau of the Federal Court has been appointed (link/link) as the part-time chair of the Copyright Board for a 5-year term.
The Copyright Board has launched a new website (https://cb-cda.gc.ca/) and alerts should now be working for Copyright Board activity if this is enabled in your personal IPPractice email preferences. Continue reading Copyright Board
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
Proposed regulations on “Establishing Time Limits in Relation to Matters Before the Copyright Board” have been published in the Canada Gazette Part 1. The purpose of the regulations is in part to “prescribe the amount of time the Board may take to render decisions”. Continue reading Copyright Board
Introduced yesterday, budget bill C-86 includes changes to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, Copyright Act, enacts the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act and makes changes for IP licenses in insolvency. Some highlights include a college to regulate agents, reform of the Copyright Board, allows patent file histories to be admissible to rebut claim constructions, add bad faith as a ground of opposition for trademarks, and adds requirements for notices under the notice-and-notice copyright regime.
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The government has announced consultations on reforms to the Copyright Board. A discussion paper accompanying the consultation identifies 13 possible options for legislative and regulatory reforms for the Copyright Board to address timely decision making. The consultation is open until September 29. Continue reading Copyright Board