Global Intellectual Property Center

Canada

Canada

Primary Sources

  • Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities) (2016)
  • An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act (The Jean Chrétien Pledge to Africa) (2004)
  • APOTEX INC. Appellant and SANOFI-AVENTIS, SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GmbH and SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC., Dockets: A-191-12, A-193-12, A-397-12, A-474-12, Citation: 2014 FCA 68, Federal Court of Appeal, March 14 2014
  • ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC. ASTRAZENECA AKTIEBOLAG and ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED Appellants and APOTEX INC. and APOTEX PHARMACHEM INC, Date: 20150706 Docket: A-420-14 Citation: 2015 FCA 158, Federal Court of Appeal
  • CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada, [2004] 1 S.C.R. 339, 2004 SCC
  • Certification of Countries Granting Equal Copyright Protection Notice (C.R.C. , c. 421) (2012)
  • Combating Counterfeit Products Act (2014)
  • Copyright Act (2016)
  • Copyright Modernization Act  (2012)
  • Copyright Regulations, 1997 (current to February 3, 2016; last amended on June 2, 2007; English and French version) (2016)
  • Cosmetic Regulations (regulations current to May 25, 2015)
  • Criminal Code (consolidated version, status as at December 15, 2014) (2014)
  • Customs Act (Act current to March 31, 2015) (2015)
  • DROLET V. STIFTUNG GRALSBOTSCHAFT, 2009 FC 17, [2010] 1 F.C.R. 492
  • Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, (Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014, and other Measures) (2014)
  • Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 (A Second Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014, and Other Measures Assented on December 16, 2014) (2014)
  • Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015, and other Measures) (2015)
  • ELI LILLY AND COMPANY v GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, Under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the North American Free Trade Agreement (Case No. UNCT/14/2), Claimant’s Memorial, September 29 2016
  • Exception for Educational Institutions, Libraries, Archives and Museums Regulations (2013)
  • Food and Drug Regulations (consolidated version of May 25, 2015) (2015)
  • Food and Drugs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-27) (consolidated version of May 25, 2015) (2015)
  • Industrial Design Act (consolidated version) (2016)
  • Industrial Design Regulations (consolidated version of May 25, 2015) (2015)
  • Manual of Patent Office Practice, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, (2010)
  • Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Patent Act (2014-1) (2014)
  • Order Suspending the Application of Concessions on Imports of Certain Products Originating in the United States (SOR/2005-106)(Order current to May 25, 2015) (2005)
  • Patent Act (2016)
  • Patent Rules,  (2016)
  • Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (SOR/93-133) (2011)
  • Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, Guidance Document, (2012)
  • Patented Medicines Regulations (SOR/94-688) (2008)
  • Regulations Amending the Food and Drugs Regulations (Data Protection) (2006)
  • Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (SOR/2006-242) (2006)
  • Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (2008)
  • Regulations Repealing the Manufacturing and Storage of Patented Medicines Regulations, adopted 28 September 2000 (2000)
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Canadian Assn. of Internet Providers, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 427, 2004 SCC 45
  • STATUTES OF CANADA 2015 CHAPTER 36 An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, Bill C-50, (2015)
  • Tobacco Products Information Regulations (SOR/2000-272) (2011)
  • Tobacco Reporting Regulations (SOR/2000-273) (2005)
  • Trade-marks Act (2016)
  • Trade-marks Regulations (current to January 6, 2016; last amended on April 1, 2014) (2016)
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION and NICHOLAS HERNANDEZ, JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE, Docket: T-1618-13, Federal Court of Appeal, Toronto, December 3, 2013
  • Use of Patented Products for International Humanitarian Purposes Regulations (SOR/2005-143) (2005)
  • Voltage Pictures LLC and John Doe and Jane Doe, Federal Court, Docket T-2058-12, February 20 2014, Toronto
  • World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act (Act current to May 25, 2015) (2015)

Secondary Sources

  • AIPPI (2010) Protection against the dilution of a trademark, (Q214): Canada, S Garland
  • AIPPI (2011) Exceptions to copyright protection and the permitted uses of copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors, (Q216B): Canada, A Macchoine
  • AIPPI (2011) The availability of injunctions in cases of infringement of IPRs, (Q219): Canada, M Crinson et al
  • AIPPI (2011) The patentability criterion of inventive step / non-obviousness, (Q217): Canada, F Cote
  • AIPPI (2011) The requirement of genuine use of trademarks for maintaining protection, (Q218): Canada, B Mayo
  • AIPPI (2012) The interplay between design and copyright protection for industrial products, (Q231): Canada, C Behman
  • AIPPI (2013) Relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages, (Q236): Canada, S Hamilton et al
  • AIPPI (2014) IP licensing and insolvency, Question 241, Canada, Andrew Jones et al, April 25 2014
  • AIPPI (2014) Plain Packaging Questionnaire, (QS212), Canada, J Auerbach
  • AIPPI (2014) Second medical use or indication claims, (Q238): Canada, M Zischka
  • AIPPI (2015) Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights, (Q192): Canada, BE Morgan,
  • AIPPI (2015) Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and education and research institutions, (Q246): Canada, B Gray
  • AIPPI (2015) Limitations of the Trademark Protection (Q195): Canada, RM Perry
  • AIPPI (2015) Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding, (Q245): Canada, B Barrette,
  • AIPPI (2015) Trade secrets: Overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement, (Q247): Canada, J Markwell,
  • AIPPI (2016) Study Question (Copyright) – Linking and making available on the Internet, Brian Gray et al, April 28 2016
  • AIPPI (2016) Study Question (Designs) – Requirements for protection of designs, Canada, B Barrette et al, April 25 2016
  • Ashurst Australia (2014) Additional damages awarded for copyright infringement of photographs on website & other news, Online TMT News, March 27 2014
  • Blatchford, A (2016) Rising anti-trade sentiments among G20 peers complicates Canada-EU deal, The Star, September 4 2016
  • Bourget-Merle, L (2015) Reexamination and Impeachment: Two Ways to Oppose a Patent after it has been Issued, ROBIC, Vol 10 no 2
  • Bremner, P (2015) Patent Utility Update in Canada – Clarity may not be Explicitly Promised, Slaw Magazine, May 14 2015
  • Burchard, H VD (2015) Malmstrom predicts Canadian-EU trade deal by July, Politico, June 23 2015
  • Burshstein, S (2012) “SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DEALS FAIR BLOWS TO COPYRIGHT OWNERS”, Blake’s Intellectual Property Bulletin, July 2012, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada Fashion Law (2012) Glass Half Empty for Industrial Design Protection in Canada?, October 25 2012
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (2013) Examination Practice Respecting Computer-Implemented Inventions PN 2013-03, March 8 2013
  • Chau, B (2012) Re-Visiting Patent Re-Examination Under Sections 48.1–48.5, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY JOURNAL, 24
  • Considerati (2014) Because it’s free, The damage to the Dutch film industry as a result of downloading from illegal sources, June 2014
  • Couture, M et al (2014) CETA – what does it mean for IP in Canada?, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, October 2 2014, Lexology
  • Crichton, M (2015) Industrial design protection in Canada: Court of Appeal confirms broad scope of protection, Gowlings WLG, May 1 2015
  • De Gucht, K (2014) Statement on CETA, European Commission, Trade, September 16 2014
  • Desrosiers J et al (not dated) “THE LAW OF TRADE SECRETS IN QUEBEC AND IN CANADA: A PRAGMATIC APPROACH”, Fasken Martineau LLP
  • Dias, D (2015) Patentholders can be sued for more than 100 per cent of damages: SCC, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, April 23 2015
  • Divon, J (2015) Canada Goose knockoffs worry wintercoat competitor, Globe and Mail, February 4 2015
  • Donovan, PW (2014) Important Amendments to Canadian Trade-mark Law, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
  • European Commission (2014) Consolidated CETA Text, September 26 2014
  • Fan, E (2008) “Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information”, Torys LLP
  • Ferguson, Brian (2012) Economics of Intellectual Property Protection in the Pharmaceutical Sector, Macdonald Laurier Institute
  • Ferguson, K (2014) Recent developments in section 8 jurisprudence, April 17 2014, Smart, Biggar & Fetherstonaugh
  • Galloway, G (2015) Liberal pledge to demand plain cigarette packaging draws cheers, The Globe and Mail, October 30 2015
  • Giddens, P (2014) Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law Explained, INTA Bulletin, Vol 69, No 13, July 15 2014
  • Government of Canada (2014), Consolidated CETA Text, 22. Intellectual Property Rights, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, October 2014
  • Government of Canada (2016) Canadian Content in a Digital World, Focusing the Conversation, Consultation Paper, September 2016
  • Government of Canada (2016) Canadian Content in a Digital World, RESULTS OF THE PRE-CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE, September 2016
  • Government of Canada DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (2016) PROTECTING CANADIANS FROM UNSAFE DRUGS ACT (VANESSA’S LAW), Notice of intent to amend the Food and Drug Regulations and the Medical Devices Regulations to implement key
    authorities under Vanessa’s Law, Canada Gazette, Vol 150, June 18 2016
  • Health Canada (2015) Amendments to the Food and Drugs Act: Guide to New Authorities (power to require and disclose information, power to order a label change and power to order a recall), July 31 2015
  • House of Commons Canada, Bill C-30, FIRST READING, OCTOBER 31, 2016
  • Internet Security Task Force (2015) Six Strikes And Youʹre (Not Even Close To) Out; Internet Security Task Force Calls for End of Copyright Alert System, Press Release, May 12 2015
  • Isaac, B & Lapin, P (2013) An analysis of Canada’s proposed Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C56), Smart, Biggar & Fetherstonhaugh, March 25 2013
  • Isaac, B (2014) Canadian Combating Counterfeit Products Act passed into law, Smart, Biggar & Fetherstonhaugh, December 10 2014
  • Isfeld, G (2014) Canada, EU agree on ‘historic’ free-trade pact — but there’s still more work ahead, National Post, August 5 2014
  • Jorgenson, P (2015) Court of Appeal upholds the invalidity of AstraZeneca’s patent for esomeprazole (NEXIUM), comments on utility, Smart, Biggar & Fetherstonaugh, August 21 2015
  • Krantz, MJ (2016) Notice and Notice Regime Does Not Change Law for Obtaining Norwich Orders, Bennet Jones, August 29 2016
  • Larose, E & Martin J (2015) FILES EXHIBITED, FINES UNLIMITED: HEALTH INDUSTRY RISKS UNDER THE NEW BILL C-17, Cassels Brock, February 17 2015
  • Liberal Party of Canada (2015) A New Plan for a Strong Middle Class, Party Platform
  • Marks & Clerk (2015) Canada following on the heels of the USA in implementing the Patent Law Treaty, 28 April 2015
  • Natural Resources Canada (2010) “AUDIT OF COMMERCIAL OFF -THE – SHELF SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT”, Government of Canada, Ottawa
  • Nordicity (2013) Canada’s Video Game Industry in 2013 Final Report, July 2013, Prepared for: Entertainment Software Association of Canada
  • Norton Rose (2012) Guide to Canada’s PM(NOC) Regulations and Data Protection with an additional section on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, January 2012,
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (2014) Pharma in brief – Federal Court of Appeal weighs in on section 8 damage quantification, March 2014
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (2014) Pharma in brief – Supreme Court to consider section 8 damage quantification, October 2014
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (2015) Pharma in brief – Canada Federal Court of Appeal finds that “promised” utility need not be coterminous with the inventive concept, July 2015
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (2015) Pharma in brief – Supreme Court of Canada affirms Federal Court of Appeal in ramipril section 8 quantification action, April 2015
  • Owens, RC (2016) Fix Canada’s copyright law before it puts publishers out of business, Financial Post, July 26 2016
  • Özege, S (2015) It’s Official! Copyright in Canada Extended to 70 Years for Sound Recordings, Music Canada, News, June 24 2015
  • Panetta, A (2015) Canadian reply to $500 million U.S. pharma suit: Guesses don’t make valid patents, The Star, February 11 2015
  • Pei, N (2015) Rx IP Update 2015 MidYear Highlights, July 16 2015, Smart, Biggar & Fetherstonaugh
  • Pritchard, D (2014) 2014 Special 301 Comments on Piracy of Nintendo Video Game Products, Nintendo of America Inc, February 7 2014
  • Rowden, C (2015) Latest Estimates on Effective Date of Canadian Trademarks Act Amendments, Bereskin & Parr October 19 2015
  • Sanders, D et al (2012) Lesson Learned: Contrasting the Canadian and European Patent Experiences with Key AIA Provisions, BOSTON PATENT LAW ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER, Vol 43 Issue 2, Spring 2012
  • Slaney, B (2014) CANADA: THE CASE FOR INTERPARTES POSTGRANT REVIEW OF PATENTS, Managing IP, June 2 2014
  • Slaney, B (2015) WHEN THE DUST SETTLES: AN UPDATE ON CHANGES TO CANADIAN IP
    LEGISLATION, Blakes, May 19 2015
  • Smith, PS (2015) Reexamination: A viable alternative in Canada, Gowling WLG, March 1 2015
  • Taylor, K (2016) Kids will suffer if Canada’s copyright legislation doesn’t change, The Globe and Mail, April 22 2016
  • Tencer, D (2015) Massive Drop In Canadian Online Piracy Under New Law, Copyright Firm Says, Huffington Post Canada, September 9 2015
  • Too, C (2009) Third-party challenges to patents and applications, Lexology May 15 2009
  • Van Barr, CC (2014) Federal Court of Appeal updates Section 8 damages law, July 9 2014, Lexology
  • Van Barr, CC (2015) Supreme Court of Canada dismisses first section 8 damages appeal, April 28 2015, Lexology
  • Vizzaccaro, J (2016) Update on Vanessa’s Law: The implementation of Health Canada’s powers under the modernized Food and Drugs Act, Lexology, July 6 2016
  • Wheatley, M (2015) Filmmakers denounce “six strikes” Copyright Alert system, SiliconAngle, May 13 2015
  • Wilson, C (2015) Police seize $12 million worth of counterfeit luxury goods across GTA, CP24.com, December 1 2015
  • Wong, ML (2010) Court blocks attempt to stall patent lawsuits through reexamination, Dimock Stratton LLP, May 2010
  • Wright, L (2005) “AN OVERVIEW OF THE BMG CASE”, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, Vol 6 No 5 July 2005
  • WTO (2015) TRADE POLICY REVIEW CANADA MINUTES OF THE MEETING, August 20 2015