White Paper on Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation Settlements

  • April 02, 2015

The CBA responds to the Competition Bureau's Patent Litigation Settlement Agreements, saying more debate is needed before landing on an appropriate enforcement approach to pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements under Canadian competition law.

Competition Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property

National Intellectual Property Section Regulation Amendment

  • February 21, 2015

WHEREAS the National Intellectual Property Section wishes to be more inclusive by involving Branch Section Chairs in the election of Executive Members and to have greater flexibility in the number of Executive Members on its Executive Committee

Intellectual Property

Federal Court of Canada Prothonotaries

  • February 18, 2015

The CBA articulates support for the retention of prothonotaries as important decision-makers in the Federal Court.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation and 5 more..., Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Maritime Law

Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations 2014

  • December 01, 2014

The CBA's Intellectual Property Law Section contributed to a CIPO consultation on proposed changes to the Trade-Marks regulations. Measures recommended would simplify and expedite processes while ensuring compliance with the Madrid Protocol.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

  • June 02, 2014

While the CBA appreciates the update of the Competition Bureau’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines, we recommend more comprehensive changes to address changes in the interface between intellectual property and competition law since 2000.

Competition Law, Intellectual Property

Patent and Trade-mark Agent-Client Privilege

  • May 09, 2014

The CBA urges Industry Canada to consult further with the Federation of Law Societies and provincial and territorial law societies, before deciding whether to extend privilege to communications between patent and trade-mark agents and their clients.

Intellectual Property