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Coming into Force of the Amendments to the Canadian Patent Act and Patent Rules

On June 22, 2019, the Government of Canada ratified the Patent Law Treaty. Following the ratification, on the same day, the Orders In Council announced that the amendments to the Patent Rules and the Patent Act will come into force on October 30, 2019.

Some key changes to the current Patent Rules were discussed in our earlier post when the proposed amendments were published in the Canada Gazette Part 1 for public consultation. The final wording of the Patent Rules will be published on July 10, 2019.

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