The USMCA includes provisions for Canadian IP that extend protection for biologics and copyright, exporting what some observers see as the worst of US IP law to its northern neighbour. Ellie Mertens reports
J Bradley White and Nathaniel Lipkus of Osler analyse the changes introduced by the amendments to the PMNOC Regulations, examining the rules around the 24-month timeline for actions, appropriate parties in a proceeding, NOAs, early patent dismissals, confidentiality and the 24-month stay
Steve Garland and Jean-Sébastien Dupont of Smart & Biggar consider five reasons why carrying out patent litigation in Canada is preferable to US proceedings, including no opportunity for forum shopping, no jury trials and no inter partes reviews
May / June 2019
From trademarks to trade secrets: in-house tips on brand protection in China
Despite the well-known struggles in protecting trademarks and trade secrets in China, there are some tried-and-tested strategies to employ, as Karry Lai and Ellie Mertens hear from in-house counsel at a range of domestic and international companies
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