A look at the key recommendations of two recent House of Commons reports concerning Canadian copyright law
Though cannabis edibles, extracts, lotions, balms and oils will be legal Oct. 17, consumers will have to wait until December to taste them and, as expected, producers will have to work around strict guidelines, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.
No matter how skilled or experienced an IP lawyer is, protecting a company’s IP portfolio is not a job that can be done independently.
As of Monday, June 17, brand owners filing trademark applications will be paying more, as the amended Trade-marks Act and the new Trademarks Regulations come into force.
Companies implementing artificial intelligence technology often face unique intellectual property issues.
The future may be green, but as the cannabis industry in Canada expands by leaps and bounds since recreational use of the plant was legalized here in October, cannabis growers and retailers alike will need to move to protect their intellectual properties sooner rather than later, and to ensure they are complying with regulations.