Monday, October 27, 2014

Canadian Industrial Design Update: Bill C-43 & the Industrial Design Act

On Thursday, Bill C-43 was introduced that amends the Industrial Design Act in order to make it consistent with the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement, in regards to the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The Governor in Council was provided the authority to make the necessary regulations for its effect. The amendments made include: "provisions relating to the contents of an application for the registration of a design, requests for priority, and the term of an exclusive right for a design” being the later of 15 years from the filing date or 10 years from the date or registration.

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