Tag Archives: Federal Court

Budget Implementation Act

Bill C-19, “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures” includes

  • measures directed to the term of copyright in Division 16 including “6. Except as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, the term for which copyright subsists is the life of the author, the remainder of the calendar year in which the author dies, and a period of 70 years following the end of that calendar year”;
  • changes to the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Act in Division 17; and
  • replaces the term “prothonotary” with “associate judge” in Division 22.

Federal Courts Rules

As mentioned last week, amendments to the Federal Courts Rules are being made, and were published in the Canada Gazette today for:

Appointments

Several appointments were made today, including:

  • Justice Siobhan Monaghan of the Tax Court as a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal;
  • Prothonotary Mandy Aylen as a Judge of the Federal Court;
  • Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director at the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic in Toronto, as a Judge of the Federal Court;
  • Dr. Vanessa Rochester, Counsel at Norton Rose as a Judge of the Federal Court;
  • Trent Horne, Partner at Aird & Berlis as a Prothonotary of the Federal Court; and
  • Catherine A. Coughlan, General Counsel at the Department of Justice  as a Prothonotary of the Federal Court.

Appointments were also made today to the Tax Court and the courts in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. Continue reading Appointments

Gazette Amendments

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