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Federal Government Announces Comprehensive IP Strategy

Last week, the federal government announced its strategy to prevent abuses of intellectual property rights and to increase awareness of the IP system in Canada.  Under the strategy, amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Copyright Act are planned.  Highlights of the strategy include amendments to the notice-and-notice regime for online piracy, restrictions on patent trolling and trademark squatting, and investment in IP education and awareness.

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