Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Canadian Patent Update: Bill C-59

On June 23rd, Bill-C59, implementing the provisions noted in the Economic Action Plan 2015 such as privilege for patent agents and trademark agents, was granted royal assent. This privilege protects confidential communications between clients and their IP advisers from forced disclosure during litigation.  The privilege provisions (sections 54 & 66) of Bill-C59 will come into effect on June 23, 2016.

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