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Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin — Week Of June 12, 2017

Supreme Court Updates

The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, has announced that she will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada effective December 15, 2017. A copy of the News Release can be found here.

Leave Applications

Apotex Inc. v. Her Majesty the Queen (Federal Court) (Civil) (By Leave) (SCC Docket#37593)

An application for leave to appeal has been filed by Apotex. This is an appeal from 2017 FCA 73 (our summary here), which is an appeal from 2014 FC 1087

Federal Court Updates

The Government of Canada has released a Notice announcing that Roger R. Lafrenière, a prothonotary with the Federal Court for over 18 years, has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court.

Industry Updates

CIPO has released a Notice that it will be launching three public consultations on proposed amendments to the Industrial Design Regulations, the Trade-marks Regulations and the Patent Rules as part of its preparations to accede to five international intellectual property (IP) treaties: the Hague Agreementthe Madrid Protocolthe Singapore Treatythe Nice Agreement, and the Patent Law Treaty. The notice indicates that consultations will occur from:

  • June 19 to July 14 on the proposed Industrial Design Regulations;
  • June 19 to July 21 on the proposed Trade-marks Regulations; and
  • August 1 to September 8 on the proposed Patent Rules.

CIPO has released a Notice that the Patent Branch received the ISO 9001:2015 certification.

CIPO has released a Notice that it will be introducing an updated look and feel to the general correspondence for patents, industrial designs and copyright online services. The Notice indicates that these online services will be updated so that they comply with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Standard on Web Accessibility.

Related Contacts & Expertise

  • Beverley Moore

    Beverley Moore

    Associée

    Ottawa

    Beverley Moore

    Associée

    • Litige en matière de propriété intellectuelle
    • Sciences de la vie
    • Propriété intellectuelle
    • Brevets
    • Marques de commerce

    • Voir la biographie
  • Chantal Saunders

    Chantal Saunders

    Associée

    Ottawa
    CSaunders@blg.com
    613.369.4783

    Chantal Saunders

    Associée

    • Litige en matière de propriété intellectuelle
    • Plaidoirie en appel
    • Propriété intellectuelle
    • Soins de santé et sciences de la vie
    • Brevets

    • Voir la biographie
  • Adrian  J. Howard

    Adrian J. Howard

    Associé

    Ottawa
    AJHoward@blg.com
    613.787.3557

    Adrian Howard

    Associé

    • Propriété intellectuelle
    • Litige en matière de propriété intellectuelle
    • Soins de santé et sciences de la vie
    • Plaidoirie en appel
    • Litige commercial

    • Voir la biographie