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  • Canada’s Trademarks Act and Bill C-8 legislation makes progress

    October 06, 2014

    In a busy few days for Canadian intellectual property legislation, pre-consultation on amendments to Canada’s Trademark Regulations has begun while the Canadian House of Commons passed the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8)

  • Defining "the public" in copyright disputes

    September 17, 2014

    A panellist called for clarification about what defines “the public” in copyright disputes in Asia in yesterday’s “Copyright aspects of embedding, framing and hyperlinking” workshop at the AIPPI Congress

  • Three AIPPI draft resolutions agreed

    September 17, 2014

    AIPPI Congress delegates have agreed three draft resolutions, with a fourth due be to be debated this morning. All will be voted on at the General Assembly taking place today

  • Changes afoot for Hague System

    September 16, 2014

    AIPPI Congress attendees were updated on the changes underway for designs and the Hague System during an IP Lunch Panel yesterday

  • Mock arbitration shines light on designs

    September 16, 2014

    An arbitration tribunal consisting of Dan Bereskin, Richard Kreindler and Richard Tan unanimously found that a design patent for a glass with a double wall was not infringed, following a mock proceeding at the AIPPI Congress in Toronto

  • Meet this year’s AIPPI Congress Chair

    September 15, 2014

    Philip Mendes da Costa of Bereskin & Parr is Chair of the Organising Committee of this year’s Congress. He talks planning, patents and portfolio management with James Nurton

  • Americas Women in Business Law Awards: 2014 winners

    June 06, 2014

    The best female lawyers from across the continent congregated at Essex House in New York last night to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group’s third annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards

  • US refrains from downgrading India in USTR Special 301 Report

    April 30, 2014

    The US government released its 2014 Special 301 Report today, with India remaining on the list of countries the US considers to have inadequate IP protection but avoiding being downgraded to the worst classification

  • Managing IP North America Awards 2014: the winners

    March 27, 2014

    Awards were presented to the leading national and regional firms in US and Canada, as well as the outstanding IP litigators by state, at a ceremony at the Willard InterContinental in Washington DC on March 25

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2014: the winners

    March 20, 2014

    Awards were presented to the leading national, regional and global firms at a ceremony at the Dorchester, London on March 19

  • Smart & Biggar to open Calgary office

    March 17, 2014

    Smart & Biggar, Canada's largest IP law firm, is opening an office in Calgary, Alberta

  • Managing IP North America Awards shortlist announced

    February 13, 2014

    Managing IP has revealed the nominees for the North America Awards 2014. The winners will be announced on March 25 during a ceremony at The Willard InterContinental in Washington DC

  • What CETA will mean for Canadian IP holders

    February 12, 2014

    Canadian lawyers say the provisions of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the EU, which will soon be finalised, are good news for IP holders

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