February 10, 2020
Janice Bereskin and Catherine Lovrics coauthored the article "WIPR Leaders 2020: Canada practice update", published by the World IP Review on February 3, 2020.
Canada’s IP regime has undergone significant change in recent years. Changes to the Patent Act and new Patent Rules came into force on October 30, 2019. A new Industrial Design Act and Industrial Design Regulations came into force on November 5, 2018.
Copyright laws were significantly amended in 2012, and more changes may be on the horizon. Following an extensive review of Canada’s Copyright Act, comprehensive recommendations to amend Canadian copyright laws were issued, and it remains to be seen what legislative amendments may follow.
Click here to read the full article on the recent significant changes to Canadian IP laws.
This article was first published in the World IP Review on February 3, 2020.