The Government of Canada’s Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy involves extensive efforts to educate Canadians about how IP tools, such as patents
As part of the Government of Canada’s IP strategy, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is making laudable efforts to educate the
When creating new trade-marks, a business' primary consideration is usually the attractive force of the mark.
Following the much awaited decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada (Attorney General) v Amazon.com Inc., 2011 FCA 328, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be seeking consultation on some of the central issues raised in the decision.
The highly publicized patent application for Amazon.com’s “one-click” online order process had been pending since 1998 as a result of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) finding that it claimed a business method and was therefore not patentable.
The value of adopting a brand or trademark will be instantly obvious when one considers trademarks such as the Apple logo on the iPad or the Nike swoosh.
As with previous years, Canada has been placed on the U.S. 2011 Priority Watch List of countries for which there are concerns regarding the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published on August 1, 2011, revised examination guidelines for its patent examiners in the wake of the Federal Court decision released last fall in Amazon.com Inc. v. Commissioner of Patents.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) has released a set of practice guidelines for its examiners following the Federal Court decision in Amazon.com Inc. v. Commissioner of Patents 2010 FC 1011 (the “Amazon.com Decision”).
On May 26, 2011 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc.