ARCHIVED — Assignments / Transfers and Corrective Mechanisms
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January 20, 2012
Patent Branch update
Consideration of comments received has been completed, and this Notice is in effect as of January 20, 2012.
This Notice aims at clarifying the position of the Patent Office with respect to the registration and correction of assignments, thereby facilitating and accelerating the registration process while maintaining high-quality standards.
For more information, please see the Patent Notices page. You can also contact the Chief, Patent Administrative Policy, Classification and International Affairs Division Scott Vasudev by email, or call the CIPO Client Service Center at 819-934-0544 or toll-free at 1-866-997-1936.
Consultation comments received:
- IPIC Cover Letter Assignments and Transfers
- IPIC Patents ID Submission on Assignments
- IPIC TM Submission on Assignments
- Philip Lapin
- David A. Copp
- McMillan LLP - CIPO - Assignment Practice Notice
Please note that comments are in the language in which they were submitted to CIPO.
Consultation period: December 7, 2010 to January 20, 2011
As part of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's (CIPO) commitment to provide quality and timely intellectual property rights, the Patent Branch, Trade-marks Branch and the Copyright and Industrial Design Branch are requesting your participation in a consultation on two proposed practice notices. They are intended to clarify the practice regarding Assignments/Transfers as well as corrective mechanisms for Assignments.
For more details on the suggested changes, your attention is directed to the proposed practice notices entitled:
- Registration/Recordal of assignments and other transfers
- Correction of assignment-related information on the Patent Office and Industrial Design Office records
Any comments you may wish to submit will be reviewed during the consultation period and will be considered prior to being posted on this website. Your comments are appreciated and will add value to the process of finalizing our practice notices. Please note that all comments will be retained online for three (3) months from the date of posting.
For consideration, please provide your comments by January 20, 2011. They may be sent by email to Manon Michaud, by fax at 819-953-CIPO (2476), or by regular mail to the following address:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
50 Victoria Street,
Place du Portage II
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
Attention: Manon Michaud
Thank you for your participation and interest in this matter.
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