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 [...]
Updates to Industrial Design Act and Rules On November 5, 2018, Canada acceded to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague System) and implemented changes to significantly modernize Canada's industrial design regime. The Hague System provides a mechanism for acquiring, maintaining and managing design rights in multiple countries through a [...]
Updates to Industrial Design Act and Rules Similar to the trademarks updates, the Canadian government has been working on updates to the Industrial Design Act and Rules. These updates are also expected to be implemented sometime in 2019 and the exact date of implementation is unknown. More details will follow.