Our professionals regularly publish on new developments in intellectual property law. Our Editor is: Pat Cotter.

Canada Again on US Watch List for IP Issues – US Continues Call for Canada to Wall Off “In Transit” Counterfeits

Once again, Canada appears on the United States Trade Representative (USTR)’s Watch List in 2017.  The recently released 2017 Special 301 Report identifies several areas that the USTR views as deficiencies in Canada’s intellectual property protection and enforcement regimes that negatively affect US businesses.  As counterfeit and pirated products continue to be a growing problem for US businesses, one area of consistent concern is Canada’s enforcement regime against counterfeit and pirated goods entering the US through Canada.

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Riding the Patent Prosecution Highway Without Paying a Toll

With the closing of the fiscal year, companies everywhere are reviewing their 2016 IP spending and looking for ways to lower their patent costs in 2017.  One such avenue available in Canada is the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).

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The US Wants to Make Sure the Supreme Court of Canada Keeps its “Promise”

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) recently released the 2017 Special 301 Report.  The Report identifies trade barriers to US companies and products due to the intellectual property laws, such as copyright, patents and trademarks, in other countries.

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