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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has released a new practice notice clarifying its practice regarding requests for extensions of time under subsection 3(1) of the Patent Rules. The...
In Allergan Inc. v. Sandoz Canada Inc., 2020 FC 1189 , the Federal Court of Canada ruled that section 53.1 of the Patent Act does not permit litigants to...
The World Intellectual Property Organization (the “WIPO”) has released its annual statistics on global IP filings for 2019. Overall, global trademark filings increased by 5.9%, industrial design filings increased...
One manner of protecting computer software in Canada is by owning copyright in the underlying code. Under Canadian law, copyright subsists in both the source code and assembly code...
With the world in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have transitioned their workforces to remote working. For some employees that may mean working outside of...
A recent decision from the Federal Court of Appeal addresses the extent of fair dealing as it relates to copyright, and whether tariffs set by copyright collectives are mandatory....
Oyen Wiggs congratulates Nick Garner who has become a Partner of the Firm. Nick Garner is both a patent lawyer and professional engineer with particular expertise in preparing and...
Canadian Lawyer Magazine recently quoted Partner Jennifer Marles in an article about the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) issuing new guidelines for reviewing patent applications. These new guidelines move...
Oyen Wiggs is honored to be recognized as one of the Excellence Award Recipients – IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the Canadian Law Awards. The inaugural Canadian...