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Patent

Canada and the Patent Prosecution Highway

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is an international framework in which patent prosecution may be accelerated in one jurisdiction if the claims in a corresponding application are allowed by a second jurisdiction. The two jurisdictions must have a bilateral PPH agreement.
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Industrial Design, Intellectual Property

Industrial Designs and the Clash of Titans

An industrial design is a valuable business asset that can complement, and sometimes replace patents. While a patent covers the function of a product, the design protects the visual features of the product. Furthermore, a design registration costs a fraction of obtaining a patent
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By Aventum IP Law,
Intellectual Property

Award – Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutiques

The Canadian Lawyer selected Canada’s top IP and labour and employments boutiques by asking readers to rank a shortlist of notable firms in each area, and by drawing on the experience of in-house counsel and large-firm lawyers.
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By Jonathan Cohen,
Domain Name

Holy .cow!!

The deluge of new Top Level Domains (TLDs) has begun! Top level domains are the ones after the dot.
Examples: .com, .org, .travel and .net
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By Aventum IP Law,
Intellectual Property, IP Licensing and Agreements

Patent Application Canada

Often, entrepreneurs and inventors easily assure themselves that their product is unique. They have “never” seen the likes of their invention in the market place, and their own Google patent search has turned up nothing. Often, thousands of dollars are spent at the outset to get a patent application on file at the patent office as quickly as possible. Reasons for this include the desire to get an early filing date
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