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IP Update — Canada
IP Update — Canada provides timely information and updates on intellectual property law developments.

IP Update — Canada: New guidance on the role of the Canada Border Services Agency in combating counterfeiting and piracy at the Canadian border | December 7, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Supreme Court of Canada affirms principle of technological neutrality in Canadian copyright law | November 30, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Acronyms and the issue of descriptiveness under the Trademarks Act | November 20, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Canada concludes negotiations on free trade agreement with Trans-Pacific Partners | November 6, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Protection of functional features through industrial designs | November 4, 2015


IP Update — Canada: When are “gluten-free” claims allowed in Canada? | October 28, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Implementation of Canada’s amended Trademarks Act not expected before 2018 | October 22, 2015


IP Update — Canada: The “reasonably diligent search” in Canadian obviousness analysis | October 16, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Rare jail sentence ordered for contempt in trademark infringement saga | October 8, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Canada now allows voluntary Nice classification — the beginning of significant changes to the Canadian trademark system | October 1, 2015


IP Update — Canada: The beginning of significant changes to the Canadian trademark system — Canada now allows classification of goods and services | October 1, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Protecting your brand outside Canada: What Canadian brand owners need to know about the Madrid international trademark filing system | September 16, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Canadian Federal Court of Appeal says patent construction findings should only be reversible for "palpable and overriding error" | September 10, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Canadian court finds that keyword advertising does not constitute passing off | August 25, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Cancellation proceedings against a registered Canadian trademark: when can “special circumstances” justify non-use? | August 17, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Federal Court of Appeal acknowledges “non-infringing alternative” defence for the first time in the assessment of damages for patent infringement | August 6, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Navigating the expected surge in PCT national stage applications in Canada: how Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh can help | July 30, 2015




IP Update — Canada: Federal Court proposes significant initiatives to further improve Canadian IP litigation | July 8, 2015


IP Update — Canada: New guidance on diagnostic method claims | July 2, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Competition Bureau introduces The Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest | June 25, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Competition Bureau releases draft update of Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines addressing conduct involving patent assertion entities and industry standard patents | June 18, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Prosecution history of Canadian patents and applications now available online | June 15, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Beware of increasing use of confusing domain names for brand impersonation and fraud | June 8, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Federal Court adds to uncertainty regarding Markush groups and alternatives in patent claims | May 19, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Federal Court of Appeal confirms the registrability of single colour trademarks in Canada | May 13, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Amendments to Canada’s IP System outlined in the Federal Budget are one step closer to implementation | May 8, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Non-French trademarks on public signs in Quebec live to see another day | May 5, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Publications and Resources Articles | April 30, 2015


IP Update — Canada: 2015 Federal Budget proposes important changes to Canada's IP laws | April 22, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Health Canada releases draft Good Label and Package Practices Guide for stakeholder consultation | April 20, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Tax deduction for the depreciation in the market value of patents | April 8, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Federal Court issues rare interlocutory injunction in trademark case — A sign of things to come? | March 31, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Marlboro decision provides guidance on entitlement to claim profits in trademark infringement cases | March 24, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Are your evidentiary ducks in a row? Considering a summary trial for faster and cheaper trademark litigation in the Federal Court | March 23, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Anti-spam legislation: new rules for software installation: | March 17, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Federal Court finds meta tags do not infringe trademarks or copyright | March 9, 2015


IP Update — Canada: "Eureka!" — Determining and correcting inventorship | February 25, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Smart & Biggar named Canada's Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year and Mark Evans named Canada's Trademark Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada | February 6, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Significant change for non-Canadian brand owners under the new Trademarks Act | February 2, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Federal Court revisits the issue of medical uses | January 22, 2015


IP Update — Canada: A year of significant change for Canadian IP law and practice | January 16, 2015


IP Update — Canada: Canada's new anti-counterfeiting provisions now fully in force and request for customs assistance system now available | January 6, 2015


 
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