The CMA establishes two new rights for copyright holders. First, the copyright holder in a sound recording has the exclusive right to make a recording available by public telecommunication in a way that allows members of the public access to that recording at any time. Second, the copyright holder, where the sound recording is a tangible object, has the exclusive right to sell or otherwise transfer ownership of the tangible object provided that object has never previously been transferred in or outside Canada with the copyright holder’s authorization. The copyright holder of a sound recording in a performer’s performance has similar rights. … [Read more...] about Canada’s Long-Awaited Copyright Modernization Takes Effect
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For her part, Power concedes that it is a “fair assessment” that small and medium-sized enterprises would “benefit” from additional IP knowledge. To that end, CIPO has engaged with some 200 SME s “to better understand their requirements” and distributes educational materials and makes presentations about the importance of IP at trade shows and other events. CIPO has also recently revamped its website to promote ease of access to IP information, expanded its presence on social media, and is exploring new services to facilitate the patent application processes. … [Read more...] about Will upcoming amendments to the Patent Act help repair Canada’s reputation?
1. At the time of instituting a patent infringement proceeding, an applicant is required to file a “genuine steps” statement. In a genuine steps statement, the applicant specifies (a) the steps it has taken to try and resolve the issues in the dispute between the applicant and the respondent; or (b) the reasons why no such steps were taken (which may relate to, but are not limited to, the urgency of the proceedings and whether, and the extent to which, the safety or security of any person or property would have been compromised by taking such steps). A respondent in the proceeding is provided a copy of the applicant’s genuine steps statement and must file its own genuine steps statement before the first hearing in the case. Failure to take genuine steps or failure to provide a statement may result in the court not exercising its powers fully in favor of a party or in an adverse order of costs. … [Read more...] about Patent Trolls: A Global Perspective Re: Patent Infringement
Located in New York City, LabCFTC will work to make the CFTC more accessible to FinTech innovators while serving as a platform to inform the CFTC’s understanding of new technologies such as blockchain. Innovators will be able to more easily obtain guidance about the applicability of CFTC regulations. LabCFTC will also serve as an information source for the CFTC commissioners and staff who may serve to influence policy development moving forward. … [Read more...] about Canada’s TMX Natural Gas Exchange, Blockchain-Powered Networks, CFTC FinTech Initiative: Blockchain Energizer – Volume 5: June 1, 2017
On September 21, 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed between the European Union (EU) and Canada provisionally entered into force in Canada. Among other things, this agreement seeks to harmonize laws relating to protection of intellectual property in the EU and Canada, thereby bringing about a number of changes in Canadian patent law, particularly with respect to laws relating to the issuance of patents covering pharmaceutical products. One of the biggest changes is the implementation of a Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP) Regime in Canada for pharmaceutical products that have been granted regulatory approval. … [Read more...] about Canada Institutes Certificates of Supplementary Protection for Approved Drug Products