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By Ashley Dumouchel,
Cannabis, Cannabis IP, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations, Copyright, Patent, Trademark

New cannabis products set for legalization in Canada: edibles, topicals and extracts – public consultations open!

Three new classes of cannabis products will become legal for manufacture and sale in Canada by October 17, 2019: edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals.
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By Katie Wang,
Patent

Bill C-86 Makes Substantial Changes To The Canadian Patent Act

Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Action 2018, No. 2, which makes changes to several acts including to the Patent Act, became law in Canada after receiving Royal Assent on December 13, 2018.
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By Chantal Bertosa,
Trademark

Key Changes to the Trademarks Act and Implications for your Business

The long-awaited changes to the Trademarks Act will come into force on June 17, 2019.

In June 2014, significant changes to the Trademarks Act were approved by the Government.  After more than 3 years of uncertainty, the new Trademark Regulations were published on November 14, 2018 in the Canada Gazette, paving the way for implementation of the new legislation next summer.
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By Chantal Bertosa,
Trademark

Changements importants à la Loi sur les marques de commerce et implications pour votre entreprise

Les changements tant attendus à la Loi sur les marques de commerce entreront en vigueur le 17 juin 2019.

Au mois de juin 2014, des modifications importantes à la Loi sur les marques de commerce ont été approuvées par le gouvernement.  Après plus de 3 ans d’incertitude, le nouveau Règlement sur les marques de commerce a été publié le 14 novembre dernier dans la Gazette du Canada, ouvrant la voie à la mise en place de la nouvelle législation l'été prochain.
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By Katie Wang,
Industrial Design

Canada’s New Industrial Design Act and Regulations Came Into Force on November 5, 2018

On November 5, 2018, substantial amendments to the Industrial Design Act and Regulation came into force.  Major changes include Canada’s Accession to the Hague Agreement and amendments modernizing Canada’s industrial design law, as previously discussed.
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