Intellectual property

Copyright law: set for an overhaul?

Copyright law: set for an overhaul?

A look at the key recommendations of two recent House of Commons reports concerning Canadian copyright law

Strict edibles guidelines could bog down nascent industry, say lawyers

Strict edibles guidelines could bog down nascent industry, say lawyers

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.

Managing IP portfolio  takes co-operation

Managing IP portfolio takes co-operation

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.

Canada’s trademark changes mean higher fees, more complexities in filing

Canada’s trademark changes mean higher fees, more complexities in filing

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.

Best practices to manage AI risk with IP

Best practices to manage AI risk with IP

Companies implementing artificial intelligence technology often face unique intellectual property issues.

Timely trademark applications, due diligence are essential for cannabis industry IP

Timely trademark applications, due diligence are essential for cannabis industry IP

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.