Here you will find the latest MBM news and articles about recent developments in the Canadian intellectual property field.

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May 15, 2024 NEWSFLASH

Government IP Funding Programs Across Canada

September 21, 2023 NEWSFLASH

To Translate or not to Translate? MBM Provides General Guide for Businesses Operating in the Province of Québec after June 1, 2025

August 22, 2023 NEWSFLASH

CIPO Fees to Increase by 25% in 2024 and Expansion of the Definition of “Small Entity”.

January 13, 2023 NEWSFLASH

Congratulations to our newest partner, Poonam Tauh!

August 24, 2022 NEWSFLASH

MBM Prevails as Federal Court Awards Unprecedented 50% Lump Sum Award of Costs in Trademark Dispute.

June 24, 2022 NEWSFLASH

New Trademark Laws For Québec – What You Need To Know.

June 10, 2022 NEWSFLASH

Important CIPO Update - Date Announced for Amendments to Canadian Patent Rules.

May 17, 2022 NEWSFLASH

Health Canada to Draft New Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Guidelines in the Wake of Pharmaceutical Victories.

November 15, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Conference posters and materials: Beware! They Can Constitute Prior Art.

October 14, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Does Copyright Extend to “facts”? The Federal Court Sets the Story Straight on the Extent of Copyright Protection in Nonfiction Work.

September 14, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Late Report of Patent Grant Leads to Irretrievable Loss of Drug Patent Register Listing Rights.

June 15, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Industrial Designs - Why Should You Protect Your Unique Designs?

March 15, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Copyrights in Canada – Process, Timeline, Costs, and the Upcoming Proposed Changes to the Copyright Act

March 2, 2021 NEWSFLASH

What Are the Risks of Not Patenting Your Invention?

February 16, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Foreign Prosecution History: To Admit, Or Not To Admit, That Remains a Puzzle to Canadian Courts

February 2, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Taste, Smell, Sound, Touch, and Sight - Appealing to All Five Senses with Non-Traditional Trademarks

January 19, 2021 NEWSFLASH

The Supreme Court of Canada May Hold Your Silence as Dishonesty in Contract Performance

January 5, 2021 NEWSFLASH

Software and Business Method Patents, How to Improve Your Chances?

December 8, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Effective Consent Made Easier Under the NOC Regulations

November 24, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Common Patent Misconceptions – Myth #5 – Provisional Applications

November 10, 2020 NEWSFLASH

The Impact of CIPO’s New Guidance on the Prosecution of Patent Applications Directed to Diagnostic Methods

October 27, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Enforcing Copyright Outside the Courtroom – The New Notice Regimes

October 13, 2020 NEWSFLASH

High Stakes: Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property

September 29, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Federal Court Finds CIPO Examination Practice Out of Line with Supreme Court Precedents

September 15, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Common Patent Misconceptions - Myth #4 - Disclosures

September 1, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Grey Market Goods – Coty and Costco Battle it Out in Quebec

August 18, 2020 NEWSFLASH

New Federal Court Decision Provides for Greater Protection of Combination Drugs Under CETA

August 4, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Almost 2 Years Post-Cannabis Legalization – A Comparative View of the Budding Industry Across Canada

July 21, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Green Tech Patents - How Canadian Government is Helping the Process

July 7, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Tips For Startups: How To Make Sure Your IP Is Working For You

June 23, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Don’t Let Your Trademark Go Up In Smoke: “smoking is cool” Type of Branding Is Prohibited Under Canada’s Cannabis Act

June 9, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Unauthorized Photographs: The Rights Of The People We Capture

May 26, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Common Patent Misconceptions – Myth #3

May 12, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Importance of Determining Inventorship Prior to Patent Issuance

April 28, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Digital books and ownership rights in the information age

April 14, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Common Patent Misconceptions – Myth #2

March 26, 2020 NEWSFLASH

The aftermath of the new Canadian Trademark Legislation

March 9, 2020 NEWSFLASH

No success for Questor in its quest for an injunction

February 4, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Absence of a Canadian patent leaves the PMPRB powerless to control the price of Cystadrops

January 21, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Update to Trademark Practice in Canada

January 20, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Common Patent Misconceptions – Myth #1

January 13, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Are you utilizing your IP to obtain financing and grow your business?

January 7, 2020 NEWSFLASH

Class action lawsuits may be available for copyright infringement cases in some instances

November 4, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Press Release - MBM Intellectual Property Law Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

November 4, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Review of the Last 100 Decisions of the Commissioner of Patents

October 1, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules: Key Changes & Their Impact on the Patent Practice in Canada

September 23, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Planning ahead: how to protect your business when you’ve licensed-in critical IP and the licensor is going under?

july 10, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Congratulations Kimberly!

December 6, 2018 NEWSFLASH

CBC Radio - All in a Day interview, discussing Kenya's national dissatisfaction with Disney's trademark, HAKUNA MATATA. Kenyans don't believe a company should be allowed to trademark a national phrase.

November 26, 2018 NEWSFLASH

Canada’s Trademark laws will see major changes in June 2019

October 26, 2018 NEWSFLASH

The Price of Privacy: Canada’s Top Court Rules, ISPs must disclose the identity of illegal downloaders at a “reasonable” cost

March 26, 2018 NEWSFLASH

Another Win for MBM - Increased Cost Awards by the Federal Court - The New Normal?

February 13, 2018 NEWSFLASH

Intellectual Property Considerations in the New CPTPP & NAFTA Negotiations

January 29, 2018 NEWSFLASH

The Impact of Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act on the Pharmaceutical Industry

January 8, 2018 NEWSFLASH

The Impact of Expanded Regulations under CETA on Geographical Indications and Your Brand

October 16, 2017 NEWSFLASH

CETA agreement and the Canadian patent landscape

september 13, 2017 NEWSFLASH

New LCBO Subsidiary to Control Cannabis Sales in Ontario

september 6, 2017 NEWSFLASH

Intellectual Property Licensing: A Win-Win Agreement

August 22, 2017 NEWSFLASH

Are you trying to decide whether to register your Industrial Design in Canada?

August 3, 2017 NEWSFLASH

Regaining Trademarks that Were Lost in Translation in China

July 25  2017 NEWSFLASH

Contractors and the Legal Ownership of your Intellectual Property

July 11  2017 NEWSFLASH

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Order for Google to Block Search Results Globally

June 30  2017 NEWSFLASH

The Supreme Court of Canada Knocked Down the "Promise Doctrine” for Determining Utility

June 26  2017 NEWSFLASH

Update: CASL Private Right of Action Suspended, But Be Careful, Other CASL Provisions are still Alive

June 15  2017 NEWSFLASH

Upcoming Amendments to the Patent Rules, Industrial Design Regulations, and the Trademarks Regulations

May 30  2017 NEWSFLASH

Lifting the Cloak of Anonymity of Copyright Infringers Online

May 23  2017 NEWSFLASH

A balance between confidentiality orders and the open court principle in patent litigation

May 9  2017 NEWSFLASH

A Ticket to Success: Ontario Launches its Scale-Up Vouchers Program for Innovative Technology Companies

May 2  2017 NEWSFLASH

Innovative Medicines in Canada: important Patent questions to ask

April 18  2017 NEWSFLASH

In for a penny, in for a pound…

April 3  2017 NEWSFLASH

Government Funds to Good Use: Helping Small Businesses with First-Time Patent Costs

March 27  2017 NEWSFLASH

CASL Warning! Private right of action is coming  

March 7  2017 NEWSFLASH

Learning the Game – A Patent Process and Timeline

February 22  2017 NEWSFLASH

The Benefits of Registering a Patent in Canada

February 8  2017 NEWSFLASH

Buyers of Keywords Beware! Content of Ads May Spell Confusion

February 6  2017 NEWSFLASH

A Word of Caution: File Wrapper Contents Can Come Back to Haunt You

January 24  2017 NEWSFLASH

A Lesson in Costs: Know your Patent Claims before Asserting Infringement

January 10  2017 NEWSFLASH

How Does CETA Affect IP Rights in Canada?

November 22  2016 NEWSFLASH

In the Province of Québec Foreign-Language Outdoor Signage to Have "Sufficient Presence" of French

November 15  2016 NEWSFLASH

From Filing to Registration: the Canadian Trademark Application Process

October 17  2016 NEWSFLASH

Benefits of Registering a Trademark in Canada


Humanized Antibodies: CIPO Picks Up the Pace

august 18  2016 NEWSFLASH

Voltage Pictures Strikes Again: The Privacy Battle Between ISPs and Copyright Holders.

July 12  2016 NEWSFLASH

Important Milestone in the Canadian IP Law - We Finally Have Privilege!

February 9  2016 NEWSFLASH

Leonardo Da Vinci Is Still Alive!

June 29  2015 NEWSFLASH

Canada Just Became a More Attractive Jurisdiction to Litigate.

March 30 2015 NEWSFLASH

Trademarks in Canada and the Madrid Protocol.

January 23 2015 NEWSFLASH

Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Use of Pop Culture to Demonstrate Fame of a Mark.

October 8 2014 NEWSFLASH

Protecting the Extraction Industry Through Protection of Intellectual Property.

July 10 2014 NEWSFLASH

Exercise Caution When Choosing a Trademark – MBM Successfully Expunges The Athletic Club & Design Trademark and Prohibits its Use in Canada.

June 18 2014 NEWSFLASH

Redskins - Disparaging & Racist vs. Political Correctness - You Choose.

May 28 2014 NEWSFLASH

PMPRB's Interpretation of "Patentee" Overly Broad

April 30 2014 NEWSFLASH

Media Advisory: Crude Solutions Launches Patent Lawsuit Against MEG Energy

April 10 2014 NEWSFLASH

Language Politics and French Sign Wars in Quebec - Revisited

MArch 31 2014 nEWSFLASH

Canada's Trademark Law Soon to be Changed - Including Harmonization with International Treaties

February 24 2014 nEWSFLASH

Illegal Downloaders Beware – You Can Run but You Can’t Hide Behind Your ISP: Balancing Privacy Rights against the Rights of Copyright Holders

February 18 2014 nEWSFLASH

When is an Engineer not Engineering in a Trade-mark?

February 5 2014 nEWSFLASH

MBM Intellectual Property Law Has Moved!

January 17 2014 nEWSFLASH

The Intellectual Property Process: Some Historical and Practical Considerations

OCTOBER 31 2013 newsflash

New Powers to Combat Counterfeit Products in Canada Likely Around the Corner

OCTOBER 4 2013 newsflash

Another Win for MBM – Federal Court of Canada Overturns Trademark Opposition Board and Recognizes the Overlap Between Alcohol and Tobacco (Cigars)

June 6 2013 newsflash

Supreme Court Asked to Reconsider Decision to Invalidate Viagra Patent


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