IPIC Submission on Proposed Amendments to Industrial Design Regulations
IPIC is pleased to provide comments on the proposed amendments to the Industrial Design Regulations reflecting the proposed amendments to the Industrial Design Act (not yet in force), which are required to enable Canada to accede to the Hague Treaty.
It is important for Canadian businesses, universities and other institutions that our intellectual property (IP) system remains competitive with those of other jurisdictions. The government’s interest in modernizing and improving the IP framework is therefore noteworthy and welcome. The accession to the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the “Hague Agreement”) and the consequential changes to the Industrial Design Act and Regulations are a step in the right direction and are welcome by IPIC.