Features of Colour! Now part of a Combination of Features Protectable as a Canadian Industrial Design

On January 16, 2017, in Industrial Design, Legislation, News, by Natalie Raffoul

We are excited to report that the Industrial Design Office now takes the position that colour may form part of a combination of features that constitute a design as defined in section 2 of the Industrial Design Act.  However, colour as the sole design feature is not considered to fall within the definition of a design. […]

Privilege for Patent & Trade-mark Agents and Extensions of Time at CIPO for Unforseen Circumstances

On June 25, 2015, in Designs, News, Patents, Trademarks, by Natalie Raffoul

By Katie Wei and Alexandra Lyn Significant changes will be introduced to Canada’s laws on intellectual property as Bill C-59 received Royal Assent on June 23, 2015. Privileged Communications Client communications with registered Canadian patent and trade-mark agents will be privileged and confidential under the new legislation. This means that communications will be protected from […]

C+BR authors chapter on Canadian Design Protection in the Designs 2015 Publication produced by the World Trademark Review

On January 7, 2015, in Case Law, Designs, News, by Natalie Raffoul

Please find attached a copy of the Canadian section of the Designs 2015 Guide.WTR Designs 2015_Canada