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Patents – Small Entity Definition Change Effective January 1, 2024

2024-02-14T17:11:46+00:00

The definition of small entity changed on January 1, 2024 to include entities with fewer than 100 employees, rather than 50 or fewer employees under the old rules.  Applicants who were previously considered standard entities under the old rules and qualify as a small entity under the new rules, with fewer than 100 employees as [...]

Patents – Small Entity Definition Change Effective January 1, 20242024-02-14T17:11:46+00:00

Industrial Designs – Fee Increases coming January 1, 2024

2024-02-14T16:59:33+00:00

GOVERNMENT FEE INCREASES – January 1, 2024 It has been nearly 20 years since the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) substantially changed government fees.  As all things become due with time, the government has initiated a plan to increase fees by approximately 25% effective January 1, 2024.  The exact amount of the fee will vary [...]

Industrial Designs – Fee Increases coming January 1, 20242024-02-14T16:59:33+00:00

Trademarks – Fee Increases coming January 1, 2024

2024-02-14T17:00:20+00:00

GOVERNMENT FEE INCREASES – January 1, 2024 It has been nearly 20 years since the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) substantially changed government fees.  As all things become due with time, the government has initiated a plan to increase fees by approximately 25% effective January 1, 2024.  The exact amount of the fee will vary [...]

Trademarks – Fee Increases coming January 1, 20242024-02-14T17:00:20+00:00

Patents – Fee Increases & Small Entity Definition Changes coming January 1, 2024

2024-02-14T17:09:45+00:00

GOVERNMENT FEE INCREASES – January 1, 2024 It has been nearly 20 years since the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) substantially changed government fees.  As all things become due with time, the government has initiated a plan to increase fees by approximately 25% effective January 1, 2024.  The exact amount of the fee will vary [...]

Patents – Fee Increases & Small Entity Definition Changes coming January 1, 20242024-02-14T17:09:45+00:00

Patent

2019-08-30T16:34:37+00:00

Recently the Canadian Intellectual Property Office issued an update that the Patent Act and Rules will be changing on October 30, 2019.  Further details to follow ...

Patent2019-08-30T16:34:37+00:00

Trademark Changes Update

2019-08-30T16:20:19+00:00

We are now well-into the new trademark regime in Canada! While the changeover has been a very busy time for us and other Canadian IP firms, we are settling into the new system after many webinars, information sessions and a flurry of practice notices issued on June 17th by CIPO. As you may recall, [...]

Trademark Changes Update2019-08-30T16:20:19+00:00
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