The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (the “CIPO”) is updating the certificates it issues when IP rights are granted. As of September 1, 2020 the CIPO has begun sending modernized certificates for granted patents. As part of this initiative, paper copies of an issued patent will no longer be sent with the certificate. Electronic copies will instead be available for download. Certificates for other IP rights (e.g. trademarks, industrial designs) are expected to be updated throughout the fall.
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