IPIC Submission on Bill C-86: A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
IPIC is pleased to have the opportunity to provide our feedback on Bill C-86: A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures.
We want to begin by commending this government for their leadership and foresight in developing the first National IP Strategy for Canada. Creating a policy and regulatory environment in Canada that rewards businesses who invest in and protect their intellectual property rights is of the utmost importance to the future of the Canadian Economy.
We also want to convey our appreciation to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada for their efforts over the last two years to consult with stakeholders including our profession on both the National IP Strategy and various policy changes that culminated in what was announced this past spring, and what is in front of us today in Division 7 of Bill C-86.
While IPIC is very supportive of this legislation moving forward, as an organization of professionals whom interpret the wording of policy and regulations each and every day on behalf of our clients, we do have some suggested amendments to the specific wording of the provisions in Bill C-86 that we feel would improve the Bill and ensure specific sections achieve the intended outcomes of the government when used in practice.