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IP Services

Industrial Designs

In a competitive market, the design of a product and look of its packaging can be crucial to its success – we help clients secure that competitive edge by clearing new industrial designs for use. We also assist with the preparation, filing, and prosecution of applications to protect the industrial designs of our clients’ products.

Have a question for one of our industrial design professionals? Check out our list below to see which members of our team can help you get started.

Our People

Kazim Agha

Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Charles Boulakia

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Timothy Bourne

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Ken Bousfield

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Counsel

Toronto

Mitchell Charness

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Giselle Chin

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Burlington

Meika Ellis

Lawyer - Associate

Ottawa

Peter Everitt

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Marcus Gallie

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Rita Gao

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Elliott Gold

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Gerald Gowan

Patent & Trademark Agent - Counsel

Burlington

David Greer

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

David Heller

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Roland Joachim

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Steven Leach

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Ken Ma

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Ottawa

Benjamin Mak

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Daphne Maravei

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Joanna Pitkin

Lawyer, Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Dan Raymond

Patent Agent - Associate

Ottawa

Victoria Townsend

Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Recent IP & Firm News

Deadline Extensions at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office Due To COVID-19

In a notice dated March 16, 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has announced that they are invoking “unforeseen circumstances” and “public interest” provisions to implement extensions of time limits for all deadlines fixed under the Patent Act, the Trademarks Act, and the Industrial Design Act.

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Industrial Design Drawing

Practical Effects of Incoming Industrial Design Changes

Significant changes to Canada’s industrial design legislation are coming into force on November 5, 2018. We previously summarized some of the incoming changes. This article discusses some practical effects for those holding or pursuing industrial design rights in Canada under Canada’s new industrial design regime.

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Changes to Industrial Design

Changes to Canada’s Industrial Design Regime: What You Need to Know

In a pursuit to accede to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (the “Hague System”) and modernise Canada’s industrial design regime, Canada amended its Industrial Design Regulations, released June 27, 2018. 

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Design Applications: Updates on Key Changes, and Preventing Portfolio Loss

Exciting new changes have been implemented at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) related to industrial design practice. These changes are essential for applicants to be mindful of, and some of the changes may prove highly beneficial for applicants seeking design registrations in Canada.

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World Industrial Design Day

June 29th is World Industrial Design Day!

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.

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Brexit and Your Intellectual Property: Is it Business as Usual?

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.

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Communications Privilege Extended to Patent and Trademark Agents in Canada

Bill C-59, the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No 1, received Royal Assent on June 23, 2015 and has passed into law. The Bill presents amendments which introduce several changes to the Patent Act, Trademarks Act and Industrial Design Act.

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Numerous Changes on the Horizon in Canadian IP Law: Five Multilateral IP Treaties on Track for Ratification

On January 27, 2014, five multilateral treaties pertaining to patents, trademarks and industrial designs were tabled before the Canadian Parliament, thus beginning the process of ratifying and implementing these treaties.

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