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Expanded protection for geographical indications in Canada introduced by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Europe | December 16, 2013


Where are all the patent re-examinations in Canada? | December 12, 2013


Fast-tracking Canadian trademark litigation: enforcing trademark rights through summary applications | December 6, 2013


In memory of A. David Morrow | December 6, 2013


Supreme Court upholds validity of Ontario Regulations prohibiting prescription “private label products” | December 4, 2013


Canada to participate in a new global PPH pilot program | December 4, 2013


Supreme Court of Canada weighs personal privacy considerations against freedom of expression | November 26, 2013


Product placement as evidence of a trademark’s fame | November 19, 2013


Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and Europe to result in greater protection for pharmaceutical patentees | November 14, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh welcomes new associates | November 11, 2013


Top 5 tips for non-Canadian brand owners seeking to protect trademarks as domain names in Canada | November 6, 2013


Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and Europe: a new age of IP reform? | October 30, 2013


Combating Counterfeit Products Act reintroduced in Canada | October 29, 2013


Public disclosures of inventions – what you need to know about Canada’s grace period | October 28, 2013


New Quebec research and innovation policy, including financial aid for a first patent | October 22, 2013


More than a rubber stamp: certification marks in Canada | October 17, 2013


Patent “use” claims for ACLASTA held to be directed to methods of medical treatment and hence unpatentable | October 11, 2013


Top 10 tips for effective licensing of Canadian trademarks | October 10, 2013


The International Trademark Association, represented by Smart & Biggar, is granted leave to intervene in proceedings interpreting Quebec’s French Charter | October 3, 2013


Federal Court of Appeal affirms invalidity of all but a single claim for failure to meet promises in a mechanical patent | October 1, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh welcomes new associates | September 19, 2013


Official marks: a curious feature of Canadian Trademark law | September 18, 2013


Federal Court considers effects of an error in paying a patent filing fee | September 12, 2013


NPDUIS releases International Generic Price Comparison report | September 4, 2013


Claiming Colour in Canadian trademark applications | September 3, 2013


New Canadian Guidelines for Claim Construction and Computer-Implemented Inventions: a Practical Assessment | August 26, 2013


Letters of consent in Canadian trademark practice – A possible change on the horizon | August 20, 2013


Display of a trademark on a non-Canadian website may be use of the trademark in Canada | August 13, 2013


Federal Court of Appeal reverses inutility and obviousness findings re: PLAVIX patent | August 12, 2013


Leveraging Canada's patent system to your advantage in Canada and beyond | August 7, 2013


Canadian trademark oppositions – The importance of putting your best foot forward before the Trademarks Opposition Board | July 25, 2013


Congratulations to our associates who have passed the 2013 Canadian Patent Agents Examinations | July 25, 2013


McDonald’s succeeds in Canadian Federal Court appeal of opposition decision against MACDIMSUM trademark application | July 18, 2013


Ontario Court of Appeal upholds injunction preventing online prescription drug retailer selling drugs in the United States from operating call and processing facilities in Ontario | July 15, 2013


U.S. Supreme Court rules that the authorized sale of patented seed does not convey a right to produce a crop — Comparison to the Canadian approach | July 11, 2013


Low-cost procedures for effective copyright litigation | July 4, 2013


Green light for green patenting in Canada | June 24, 2013


Trademark Clearinghouse: Rare chance for advance protection online should be considered by all trademark owners | June 17, 2013


US Supreme Court releases Myriad, isolated DNA unpatentable — What it means for Canada | June 13, 2013


Federal Court affirms legality of trademarking colour as applied to objects | June 13, 2013


CIPO issues guidelines concerning examination of patent claims relating to medical uses | June 10, 2013


Supreme Court varies VIAGRA ruling, confirms that patent is neither invalid nor void | June 6, 2013


PPH pilot program between Canada and China to begin September 1, 2013 | June 3, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh Special Award recipients announced for 2013 Ottawa Regional Science Fair | May 30, 2013


Charting the phenomenal success of the Patent Prosecution Highway in Canada | May 29, 2013


Recent successes in patenting business methods in Canada | May 29, 2013


Apotex successful in establishing section 8 damages liability of Pfizer regarding azithromycin | May 28, 2013


Computer icons: Multiple protection options, one valuable IP asset | May 22, 2013


Trademark searches: important and cost-effective tools for proactive rights management | May 22, 2013


Certification marks: How Canada’s trademark system allows industry to set the standard | May 22, 2013


IP Connections recent developments in brief — May/June 2013 | May 22, 2013


Olanzapine selection patent case will not be heard by Supreme Court of Canada | May 16, 2013


Federal Court sets aside PMPRB decision regarding COPAXONE Syringes for the second time | May 7, 2013


Firm welcomes Technical Consultant Mathieu André Leduc to Montreal | May 1, 2013


Federal Court upholds Lundbeck’s escitalopram patent, grants injunction and accounting of profits | April 9, 2013


An analysis of Canada’s proposed Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-56) | March 25, 2013


IP Connections recent developments in brief — March/April 2013 | March 13, 2013


Used or not used, that is the question — Why is it important to get it right? | March 13, 2013


The changing face of computer software trademark registrations | March 13, 2013


U.S. Patent Office delays may put your patience to the test | March 13, 2013


Intellectual property and misleading advertising in Canada | March 13, 2013


First-to-file comes to America: What innovative Canadian companies should know | March 13, 2013


Novartis successful in defending patent for imatinib mesylate (GLEEVEC) | March 12, 2013


New examination guidelines released in Canada for computer-related subject matter | March 11, 2013


Combating Counterfeit Products Act introduced in Canada | March 4, 2013


Trademark Clearinghouse announced for new generic top-level domains | February 28, 2013


Miscellaneous amendments made to Federal Courts Rules | February 19, 2013


Important decision may impact Canadian trademark filing requirements for applications based on foreign use and registration | February 15, 2013


Federal Court of Appeal upholds Minister’s decision denying data protection for the enantiomer DEXILANT | February 12, 2013


Manufacturing goods in China can lead to trademark risks | January 28, 2013


U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether human genes are patentable | January 28, 2013


Discerning design marks: When does a change make a mark too different? | January 28, 2013


Settling trademark disputes through co-existence | January 28, 2013


IP Connections recent developments in brief — January/February 2013 | January 28, 2013


Ontario Court rejects claim for unjust enrichment under PMNOC Regulations | January 25, 2013


Federal Court of Appeal allows impeachment action to proceed against expired patent in view of the Statute of Monopolies | January 25, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh welcomes James Jun Pan to the partnership | January 2, 2013


 
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