China’s First IP Protection Center

2017-08-02

On July 25th, China opened its first IP protection center. According to report(s), it was established in the Pudong district of…

Help With Trademark Matters

2017-07-02

Typically, if you want registered ​​trademark protection somewhere – e.g., in Canada and/or the United States – you must apply…

Estranged Bedfellows? Partnerships & Co-ownership of Patent Rights

2017-05-02

Whether you and a few friends invented the next big thing – or even if you came up with it…

Bringing Your Good Idea to Market in 2017: Three Tips on How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

2017-03-17

You have a good idea. It could be an invention with the potential to change how people do business, or…

IP Canada Report 2016

2017-01-02

Where do Canadians file, and who files in Canada, for IP protection? The Canadian IP Office has released the IP…

Deceptively Clear? Geographic Names & Trademarks in Canada

2016-12-02

The Canadian IP Office will change how it examines geographic names in trademarks. See the linked Practice Notice for guidance…

No Response to USPTO Action Against DRUMPF Trademark Application?

2016-11-09

Last night’s United States presidential election may still be fresh in many peoples’ minds. Earlier this year, in May, the…