Health Canada has announced revisions to the Draft Guidance Document: The Use of Foreign Reviews by Health Canada and revisions to the Use of Foreign Reviews pilot project. Health Canada has also published a FAQ on the Use of Foreign Reviews by Health Canada.

The Natural Health Products Directorate is seeking feedback on ten newly introduced monographs for ingredients. The consultation period ends October 24, 2012.

CIPO is making electronic deposit account and credit card statements available online.

CIPO has extended Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project Agreements with Finland, Germany and Spain.

Regulations amending the Trade-mark Regulations and the Patent Rules have been published in the Canada Gazette I. These regulations amend the qualification requirements for patent and trade-mark agents. Comments are due 30 days from publication of the notice.

Rules amending the Patent Rules relating to final action practice, have been published in the Canada Gazette I. Comments are due 30 days from publication of the notice.