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 [...]
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 Patent Act and Rules Similar to the trademarks updates, the Canadian government has been working on updates to the Patent 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.