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Bereskin & Parr LLP | USA, Canada | 1 Apr 2019

Patent Office’s Misleading Messages may Discourage Investment in Innovative Software Businesses

The Government of Canada’s Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy involves extensive efforts to educate Canadians about how IP tools, such as patents

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Bereskin & Parr LLP | Canada | 22 Feb 2019

Canadian Software Businesses Should Consider Patents Despite CIPO’s Misleading Messages

As part of the Government of Canada’s IP strategy, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is making laudable efforts to educate the

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 26 Mar 2012

What makes a good trade-mark?

When creating new trade-marks, a business' primary consideration is usually the attractive force of the mark.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Canada | 20 Mar 2012

IP monitor - patenting business methods and medical innovations: will the Canadian Intellectual Property Office bite off more than it can chew?

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.

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Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP | Canada | 9 Feb 2012

Business method patentability

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.

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Blaney McMurtry LLP | Canada | 9 Nov 2011

Supreme Court decides trademark dispute: what it means for your business

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.

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Fasken | Canada | 27 Oct 2011

Canada strengthening its IP regime

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.

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Bereskin & Parr LLP | Canada | 12 Aug 2011

Canadian patent office issues revised examination guidelines regarding patentable subject matter

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.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Canada | 11 Aug 2011

One click to changes in CIPO practice: recent patent office guidance on the review of business method 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”).

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 27 May 2011

A Masterpiece for brand owners the Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to enforce your trade-mark

On May 26, 2011 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc.

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