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Securing The Future

Since 1893

We understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive market-driven economy.

Securing The Future

Since 1893

We understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive market-driven economy.

Securing The Future

Since 1893

We understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive market-driven economy.

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Ridout & Maybee LLP is a full-service Canadian IP firm with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington serving clients across the country and internationally. Our firm consistently ranks as one of Canada’s top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys of in-house counsel.

We understand the business of innovation, and the vital role that IP plays in today’s competitive, market-driven economy.

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The lawyers and patent and trademark agents at Ridout & Maybee LLP bring both legal expertise and real-world industry knowledge to work for our clients. Many of our professionals were leaders in their technical field prior to working in intellectual property law, and hold advanced degrees and certifications.

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Updating Canada's Privacy Framework

On November 17, 2020, Bill C-11, The Digital Charter Implementation Act, was introduced in the House of Commons. Bill C-11 updates the federal privacy framework through a new statute, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act. While the bill is only on its first reading and will likely undergo changes, there are several proposed sections that are worth noting.

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Patentable Subject Matter: Distinction Without a Difference?

Following the Federal Court's overturning of CIPO's oft-maligned "problem-solution approach" to determining patentable subject matter, CIPO has issued a new Practice Notice in response to the recent case law, Yves Choueifaty v Attorney General of Canada, 2020 FC 837 (Choueifaty).

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Practicing Space Patents

NASA was recently granted a US patent for a method for placing a spacecraft into a selected orbit. The patent is intended to assist NASA in its Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) mission which will place the DARE spacecraft into the moon’s orbit for a period of time. Patenting such a method for placing a spacecraft into a specific orbit raises a few questions as to how the patent might actually be practiced or enforced against an infringer.

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Depreciation of goodwill with cannabis trademarks

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in 2018 was accompanied, naturally, by an increase in cannabis-related trademark use, often with humorous or satirical undertones, such as Fifty Shades of Green and High Park. Not everyone, however, is laughing.

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We are growing! Ottawa office pleased to welcome new associate to our team of IP professionals

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to welcome Erin Stuart to our growing team of IP professionals in the Ottawa office.

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Criminal Liability for Trade Secrets Offences

Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States, was passed by the Canadian House of Commons on March 13, 2020.

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Updating Canada's Privacy Framework

On November 17, 2020, Bill C-11, The Digital Charter Implementation Act, was introduced in the House of Commons. Bill C-11 updates the federal privacy framework through a new statute, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act. While the bill is only on its first reading and will likely undergo changes, there are several proposed sections that are worth noting.

Read News Item

Patentable Subject Matter: Distinction Without a Difference?

Following the Federal Court's overturning of CIPO's oft-maligned "problem-solution approach" to determining patentable subject matter, CIPO has issued a new Practice Notice in response to the recent case law, Yves Choueifaty v Attorney General of Canada, 2020 FC 837 (Choueifaty).

Read News Item

Practicing Space Patents

NASA was recently granted a US patent for a method for placing a spacecraft into a selected orbit. The patent is intended to assist NASA in its Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) mission which will place the DARE spacecraft into the moon’s orbit for a period of time. Patenting such a method for placing a spacecraft into a specific orbit raises a few questions as to how the patent might actually be practiced or enforced against an infringer.

Read News Item

Cannabis Plant

Depreciation of goodwill with cannabis trademarks

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in 2018 was accompanied, naturally, by an increase in cannabis-related trademark use, often with humorous or satirical undertones, such as Fifty Shades of Green and High Park. Not everyone, however, is laughing.

Read News Item

We are growing! Ottawa office pleased to welcome new associate to our team of IP professionals

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to welcome Erin Stuart to our growing team of IP professionals in the Ottawa office.

Read News Item

Criminal Liability for Trade Secrets Offences

Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States, was passed by the Canadian House of Commons on March 13, 2020.

Read News Item

Blog

Updating Canada's Privacy Framework

On November 17, 2020, Bill C-11, The Digital Charter Implementation Act, was introduced in the House of Commons. Bill C-11 updates the federal privacy framework through a new statute, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act. While the bill is only on its first reading and will likely undergo changes, there are several proposed sections that are worth noting.

Read News Item

Patentable Subject Matter: Distinction Without a Difference?

Following the Federal Court's overturning of CIPO's oft-maligned "problem-solution approach" to determining patentable subject matter, CIPO has issued a new Practice Notice in response to the recent case law, Yves Choueifaty v Attorney General of Canada, 2020 FC 837 (Choueifaty).

Read News Item

Practicing Space Patents

NASA was recently granted a US patent for a method for placing a spacecraft into a selected orbit. The patent is intended to assist NASA in its Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) mission which will place the DARE spacecraft into the moon’s orbit for a period of time. Patenting such a method for placing a spacecraft into a specific orbit raises a few questions as to how the patent might actually be practiced or enforced against an infringer.

Read News Item

Cannabis Plant

Depreciation of goodwill with cannabis trademarks

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in 2018 was accompanied, naturally, by an increase in cannabis-related trademark use, often with humorous or satirical undertones, such as Fifty Shades of Green and High Park. Not everyone, however, is laughing.

Read News Item

We are growing! Ottawa office pleased to welcome new associate to our team of IP professionals

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to welcome Erin Stuart to our growing team of IP professionals in the Ottawa office.

Read News Item

Criminal Liability for Trade Secrets Offences

Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States, was passed by the Canadian House of Commons on March 13, 2020.

Read News Item

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