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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has confirmed what many have suspected. Class-based fees are coming to Canada. As a result, Applicants with multi-class applications may benefit from filing now, before these changes come into effect, likely in 2018.

World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) began in 2007, with a goal to recognize the impact that industrial design has in our every day lives and how it plays an essential role in economic growth.

How Does Brexit Affect Your Intellectual Property?

The historic United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union will have resounding effects, including upon some forms of intellectual property rights. At present there is tremendous uncertainty over what will happen next in the process, but the following is based on preliminary comments that we have received from our UK and European colleagues on the issue.

The most important changes include: (a) goods and services that are currently described using just a category heading (that is, without listing each type of product encompassed by the heading) will be limited to those specific goods identified in the heading unless a broader description is submitted by September 24, 2016; and (b) filing fees will be reduced for applications that cover only one class of goods and service.

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Ridout & Maybee Updates

Ridout & Maybee LLP is proud to support the National Arts Centre Foundation's National Youth and Education Trust!

We are pleased to announce that firm partners Janet Fuhrer and Daphne Maravei have been named Leading Practitioners in the 2016 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Ridout & Maybe LLP would like to welcome three new associates to our team of qualified IP professionals: Stacy Rush, Gregory Forrest, and Andrew Kaikai!

Kazim Agha, partner at Ridout & Maybee LLP will be offering a webinar on Global Intellectual Property for the American Chemical Society on June 16, 2016.

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