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Industrial Design Changes in Canada

  • 20 Nov 2018

Amendments to the Industrial Design Act and Industrial Design Regulations are coming into force on November 5, 2018, modernizing Canada’s industrial design regime. The amendments include implementation of the Hague Agreement, allowing applicants to file international design applications designating Canada.

Please join us as Clark Holden provides an overview of these changes, and discusses what they mean for Canadian applicants and their impact on design practice here in Canada.

Clark is a Patent Agent with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and currently Chairs the IPIC Industrial Design Committee. Clark practises in the Intellectual Property Department in Osler’s Ottawa office and is a member of the Technology Business Group. His practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications specializing in biotechnology, biochemical and chemical sciences. He works closely with Osler’s corporate department to provide assistance with complex intellectual property due diligence matters. He specializes in Canadian and foreign patent, industrial design and plant breeders’ rights prosecution, patentability and freedom to operate opinions and advising clients with respect to the strategic development and management of their intellectual property portfolios.


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