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Competition Bureau Releases Draft Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (Revised IPEGs) for a 60-day consultation period. The Revised IPEGs principally reflect the amendments to...more

CIPO Issues New Guidance on Claims to Methods of Medical Use

The Canadian Patent Office recently released a new guidance document on “Examination Practice Respecting Medical Uses”. The guidance document, PN 2013-04, is directed to examiners, and relates to the consideration of claims...more

Beware of Bogus Trade-mark Invoices

A Czech outfit calling itself the WDTP (Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents) regularly sends invoices to Canadian trade-mark owners, claiming to be owed a few thousand dollars as a “filing fee”. The WDTP is just one...more

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