CIPO has published a Practice Notice regarding the handling of designated days between March and August for patents and patent applications, particularly maintenance fees and deemed abandonments.
The Federal Court issued a COVID related Practice Notice today confirming that Practice Directions and Orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic remain unaffected by the recently enacted Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19). See the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision last week in Re: Section 6 Of The Time Limits And Other Periods Act, 2020 FCA 137.
The FCA issued a COVID related Practice Notice this week regarding in person, remote and hybrid hearings taking place this fall. It also comments on phase out of the Suspension Period at the FCA and the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19). The FCA has been posting cases released from the Suspension Period each week.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has extended the period of designated days so certain time limits will now be extended until August 24, 2020. CIPO indicates that this is the ‘final’ extension for the designated days.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has again extended the period of designated days so certain time limits will now be extended until August 10, 2020.
The Federal Court has issued a revised COVID-19 order (see earlier post) clarifying the 2-week buffer period after the end of the Suspension Period such that timelines will be begin to run June 30 for the Western and Eastern provinces and on July 14 for Ontario, Quebec and the territories. The update also clarifies the handling of original affidavits that may have been submitted electronically.
The Federal Court has indicated that the Suspension Period for Ontario, Quebec and the territories will end on June 29. The Suspension Period for the rest of Canada already ended on June 15. Continue reading Federal Court