Canada’s legislation implementing the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty takes effect on June 17, 2019. While Canada will begin using the Nice classification, it will maintain the requirement to specify goods and services. Canada is also eliminating the requirement to declare whether and when the trademark was used in Canada.
In the evening of October 29, the Canadian government tabled Bill C-86. Mimicking the previous conservative government's approach, the so-called Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 is an omnibus bill containing very significant changes to IP legislation.
Dana Turner-Ryan volunteered at the IBM STEM 4 Girls event during the IPIC Annual Conference in Vancouver on October 11, 2018. The event brought together 30 girls in grades 7 and 8 to participate in a one day camp.
Lawrence Chan will be attending the 2018 Annual Meeting for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) being held from October 25 to 27 in Washington, DC. Information about the conference can be found here.
Dana Turner-Ryan will be attending the 2018 Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) Annual Meeting from September 26 - 28, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The theme of the meeting is “EVERYTHING FEELS DIFFERENT: HOW SHOULD BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS RESPOND TO DISRUPTION”.