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Canada increases patent office fees for 2024

Beginning January 1, 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will implement the first substantial increases to its service fees since 2004. Many fees will increase by 25% of more, though some “low materiality fees” will remain capped at $150. Meanwhile, an increase to the employee cap for “small entity” status will increase the number … Continue reading

Consultation on proposed amendments to Patent Rules

The Government of Canada has proposed a series of amendments to the Patent Rules intended to keep Canada compliant with its obligations under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). As part of the proposal, the Canada Gazette published a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement on July 3, 2021, summarizing the changes and their anticipated impact. Interested persons have … Continue reading