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CIPO Updates MOPOP to Reflect Changes due to CETA Implementation

Canada implemented the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union on 21 September 2017. As a result, section 29 of the Patent Act relating to non-resident applicants has been repealed. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has revised the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) to remove references to representatives appointed under the now-repealed section 29. Read more here.

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