Catching up with Canada: 2018 Update on Canadian Patent & Design Practice

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Event information

Catching up with Canada: 2018 Update on Canadian Patent & Design Practice
Start date Wednesday, October 24, 2018 04:00 PM
End date Wednesday, October 24, 2018 05:00 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £72.00 (Includes £12.00 VAT)
Member £48.00 (Includes £8.00 VAT)

This webinar will include a review of recent developments in Canadian patent and design practice, including:

  • An overview of proposed changes Canada’s Patent Rules, which will introduce shorter deadlines for national phase entry and requesting examination
  • The evolving role of the inventive concept in the obviousness analysis in Canada based on recent court decisions
  • An overview of changes to Canada’s Industrial Design Regulations, which come into force on 5 November 2018
  • Canada’s accession to the Hague Agreement


This webinar will be of interest to those responsible for overseeing patent and design filings or IP strategy in Canada to ensure that you are aware of forthcoming changes in Canada, including changes to important deadlines.  The webinar will focus on providing practical tips and information to help you work effectively with Canadian professionals to safeguard your clients’ interests as Canada heads through a series of major changes to its IP legislation.


Your speakers, Thomas Bailey and Jennifer Marles, are partners of Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, an intellectual property boutique law firm located in Vancouver, Canada (  They are also adjunct professors at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia where they lecture on intellectual property law.  Both Tom and Jennifer have a particular focus on patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry and medical devices.