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Priority Restoration: Canada’s Convoluted Amendments Cause Confusion

Bill C-43 (as outlined in an earlier article here) will give patent applicants who have missed a 12 month priority filing deadline the opportunity to restore priority rights in certain limited circumstances.

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FTA Taskforce Mandate Enlarged

At the International Trademark Association’s Leadership Meeting in Phoenix in November, the mandate of the Free Trade Areas subcommittee’s task force on the TransPacific Partnership negotiations, of which Paul Smith...

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INTA Leadership Meeting

Paul Smith will be attending INTA’s Leadership Meeting in Phoenix November 12 and 13. He co-chairs the TransPacific Partnership task force for the Free Trade Areas sub-committee.

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Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations

Following recent amendments to the Trade-marks Act contained in Bill C-31, the Budget Implementation Act, proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations have been released to the public on October 1, 2014.

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IP Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries

Conference October 16 & 17, 2014 — Napa, CA Paul Smith will be presenting on the topic of Gray Market Control Using IP in Napa, California on October 16 and...

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