The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has extended its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) for three years, until January 5, 2021. The PPH program between CIPO and the EPO serves to fast-track patent applications in one country when a patent has been granted in the other.
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On January 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Vancouver Career College leave to appeal in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby), 2017 BCCA 41 (previously reported in the
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Deeth Williams Wall LLP has been listed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the Top Ten IP Boutiques for 2018. The complete list of Canadian Lawyer Magazine top ranked IP boutiques firms is available online here:
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On December 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations (Proposed Amendments) to include new price regulatory factors that will help enable the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to protect Canadian consumers from excessive prices.
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UPDATE: On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to dismantle the Net Neutrality regulations that have been in place since 2015. Under the new regime, the FCC will no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as a Title II designation under the Communication Act.
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On November 22, 2017, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the Commissioner) made submissions to the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications (the Committee) relating to the regulatory and technical issues associated with the deployment of connected and automated vehicles.
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On November 15, 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) overturned an interlocutory injunction granted by a lower court involving a documentary film called “Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered” (Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre v Charbonneau, 2017 BCA 395).
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In Group II International Ltd v Travelway Group International Ltd (2017 FCA 215), the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) allowed an appeal from the Federal Court, finding that the defendant’s marks were likely to be confused with th
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On October 10, 2017, the Federal Court of Canada (FC), in EAB Tool Company Inc v Norske Tools Ltd, 2017 FC 898, dismissed an application brought by EAB against Norske for infringement of EAB’s trademark registrations for EXCHANGE-A-BLADE, passing-off
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