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November 4, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Press Release - MBM Intellectual Property Law Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

November 4, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Review of the Last 100 Decisions of the Commissioner of Patents

October 1, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules: Key Changes & Their Impact on the Patent Practice in Canada

September 23, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Planning ahead: how to protect your business when you’ve licensed-in critical IP and the licensor is going under?

july 10, 2019 NEWSFLASH

Congratulations Kimberly!

December 6, 2018 NEWSFLASH

CBC Radio - All in a Day interview, discussing Kenya's national dissatisfaction with Disney's trademark, HAKUNA MATATA. Kenyans don't believe a company should be allowed to trademark a national phrase.

November 26, 2018 NEWSFLASH

Canada’s Trademark laws will see major changes in June 2019

October 26, 2018 NEWSFLASH

The Price of Privacy: Canada’s Top Court Rules, ISPs must disclose the identity of illegal downloaders at a “reasonable” cost

March 26, 2018 NEWSFLASH

Another Win for MBM - Increased Cost Awards by the Federal Court - The New Normal?

February 13, 2018 NEWSFLASH

Intellectual Property Considerations in the New CPTPP & NAFTA Negotiations

January 29, 2018 NEWSFLASH

The Impact of Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act on the Pharmaceutical Industry

January 8, 2018 NEWSFLASH

The Impact of Expanded Regulations under CETA on Geographical Indications and Your Brand

October 16, 2017 NEWSFLASH

CETA agreement and the Canadian patent landscape

september 13, 2017 NEWSFLASH

New LCBO Subsidiary to Control Cannabis Sales in Ontario

september 6, 2017 NEWSFLASH

Intellectual Property Licensing: A Win-Win Agreement

August 22, 2017 NEWSFLASH

Are you trying to decide whether to register your Industrial Design in Canada?

August 3, 2017 NEWSFLASH

Regaining Trademarks that Were Lost in Translation in China

July 25  2017 NEWSFLASH

Contractors and the Legal Ownership of your Intellectual Property

July 11  2017 NEWSFLASH

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Order for Google to Block Search Results Globally

June 30  2017 NEWSFLASH

The Supreme Court of Canada Knocked Down the "Promise Doctrine” for Determining Utility

June 26  2017 NEWSFLASH

Update: CASL Private Right of Action Suspended, But Be Careful, Other CASL Provisions are still Alive

June 15  2017 NEWSFLASH

Upcoming Amendments to the Patent Rules, Industrial Design Regulations, and the Trademarks Regulations

May 30  2017 NEWSFLASH

Lifting the Cloak of Anonymity of Copyright Infringers Online

May 23  2017 NEWSFLASH

A balance between confidentiality orders and the open court principle in patent litigation

May 9  2017 NEWSFLASH

A Ticket to Success: Ontario Launches its Scale-Up Vouchers Program for Innovative Technology Companies

May 2  2017 NEWSFLASH

Innovative Medicines in Canada: important Patent questions to ask

April 18  2017 NEWSFLASH

In for a penny, in for a pound…

April 3  2017 NEWSFLASH

Government Funds to Good Use: Helping Small Businesses with First-Time Patent Costs

March 27  2017 NEWSFLASH

CASL Warning! Private right of action is coming  

March 7  2017 NEWSFLASH

Learning the Game – A Patent Process and Timeline

February 22  2017 NEWSFLASH

The Benefits of Registering a Patent in Canada

February 8  2017 NEWSFLASH

Buyers of Keywords Beware! Content of Ads May Spell Confusion

February 6  2017 NEWSFLASH

A Word of Caution: File Wrapper Contents Can Come Back to Haunt You

January 24  2017 NEWSFLASH

A Lesson in Costs: Know your Patent Claims before Asserting Infringement

January 10  2017 NEWSFLASH

How Does CETA Affect IP Rights in Canada?

November 22  2016 NEWSFLASH

In the Province of Québec Foreign-Language Outdoor Signage to Have "Sufficient Presence" of French

November 15  2016 NEWSFLASH

From Filing to Registration: the Canadian Trademark Application Process

October 17  2016 NEWSFLASH

Benefits of Registering a Trademark in Canada


Humanized Antibodies: CIPO Picks Up the Pace

august 18  2016 NEWSFLASH

Voltage Pictures Strikes Again: The Privacy Battle Between ISPs and Copyright Holders.

July 12  2016 NEWSFLASH

Important Milestone in the Canadian IP Law - We Finally Have Privilege!

February 9  2016 NEWSFLASH

Leonardo Da Vinci Is Still Alive!

June 29  2015 NEWSFLASH

Canada Just Became a More Attractive Jurisdiction to Litigate.

March 30 2015 NEWSFLASH

Trademarks in Canada and the Madrid Protocol.

January 23 2015 NEWSFLASH

Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Use of Pop Culture to Demonstrate Fame of a Mark.

October 8 2014 NEWSFLASH

Protecting the Extraction Industry Through Protection of Intellectual Property.

July 10 2014 NEWSFLASH

Exercise Caution When Choosing a Trademark – MBM Successfully Expunges The Athletic Club & Design Trademark and Prohibits its Use in Canada.

June 18 2014 NEWSFLASH

Redskins - Disparaging & Racist vs. Political Correctness - You Choose.

May 28 2014 NEWSFLASH

PMPRB's Interpretation of "Patentee" Overly Broad

April 30 2014 NEWSFLASH

Media Advisory: Crude Solutions Launches Patent Lawsuit Against MEG Energy

April 10 2014 NEWSFLASH

Language Politics and French Sign Wars in Quebec - Revisited

MArch 31 2014 nEWSFLASH

Canada's Trademark Law Soon to be Changed - Including Harmonization with International Treaties

February 24 2014 nEWSFLASH

Illegal Downloaders Beware – You Can Run but You Can’t Hide Behind Your ISP: Balancing Privacy Rights against the Rights of Copyright Holders

February 18 2014 nEWSFLASH

When is an Engineer not Engineering in a Trade-mark?

February 5 2014 nEWSFLASH

MBM Intellectual Property Law Has Moved!

January 17 2014 nEWSFLASH

The Intellectual Property Process: Some Historical and Practical Considerations

OCTOBER 31 2013 newsflash

New Powers to Combat Counterfeit Products in Canada Likely Around the Corner

OCTOBER 4 2013 newsflash

Another Win for MBM – Federal Court of Canada Overturns Trademark Opposition Board and Recognizes the Overlap Between Alcohol and Tobacco (Cigars)

June 6 2013 newsflash

Supreme Court Asked to Reconsider Decision to Invalidate Viagra Patent

June 2013 newsletter

In This Issue:

Article: New Examination Practice Respecting Computer-Implemented Inventions

Article: Concrete Protection

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March 2013 newsletter

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