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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s five-year plan aims to improve examination efficiency and capacity and restore turnaround times to “internationally comparable standards”.
27 March 2023
This decision of the Federal Court provides much-needed guidance on several aspects of industrial design law in Canada.
01 February 2023
A local IP expert updates us on the locations in the Great White North that rights holders should have on their enforcement radar.
04 January 2023
The decision restores an established principle of trademark law that goodwill cannot exist absent use or registration.
24 November 2022
Representatives from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office exclusively reveal the agency’s innovative non-core tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future.
23 November 2022
This update focuses on the impact of Bill 96 on the changes affecting the language of commerce and business and, more specifically, on the “recognised trademark” exception.
21 October 2022
The Federal Court ruled in favour of plaintiff Mars Canada Inc in a dispute involving the sale of edible cannabis products under the SKITTLES mark and trade dress,
28 September 2022
Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.
14 September 2022
The Canadian IP Office’s proposal to increase service fees by 25% has received mixed reviews among users desperate for quicker services but worried about deterring foreign clients.
22 August 2022
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