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Cynthia Rowden represented IPIC on Bill C-8 before the INDU Standing Committee in Ottawa

November 8, 2013

On November 6th, Cynthia Rowden, partner and Trademarks practice group leader at Bereskin & Parr, represented  the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) with respect to Bill C-8 before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on  Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) in Ottawa.

Bill C-8 was brought before Parliament on October 28, 2013, and is intended, among other things, to provide Canadian border agents with increased powers to detain infringing and counterfeit products, when implemented. The bill is currently before INDU.

For additional information on Bill C-8, please refer to articles Canadian Government Reintroduces Combating Counterfeit Products Act and CETA Summary Tabled in House of Commons.