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Patent • trademark • design • COPYRIGHT
Patent • trademark
design • COPYRIGHT

ARTICLES

Non-Publication Requests for U.S. Patent Applications

Non-provisional U.S. patent applications are published 18 months after the filing date (or priority date) of the application by default. However, applicants of U.S. patent applications have the option to file a non-publication request if they have not filed their...

The Advantages of Registering Your Trademark

Common law rights through use of a trademark can exist without registering the trademark with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. However, these rights are limited, and trademark registration has the following advantages: Exclusive rights to use the mark across...

NEWS

Automatic Extensions of CIPO Deadlines due to COVID-19

Due to operational restrictions related to COVID-19, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has provided public notice of various service and website interruptions: HERE. Most deadlines that originally fell between March 16, 2020 and August 21, 2020, now...

Intersection between the Customs Act and IP Law

The Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd. Supp.)) sets out the law in Canada with respect to the importation and exportation of goods, as well as the collection of tariffs on such goods. The Customs Act explicitly refers to patents, trademarks and copyright in two...

MADRID PROTOCOL

Method Law as your Designated Canadian Agent On June 17, 2019, Canada joined the Madrid Protocol. As such, foreign agents may extend their clients’ international applications or registrations to include Canada as a designated country. However, foreign agents should...

Canada Border Agency (Counterfeit Products)

The Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) allows intellectual property rights holders to file a request asking for the CBSA to temporarily detain suspected counterfeit goods encountered at the border while rights holders seek legal redress. To request help from the...