Current status: Closed
This consultation closed on .
About the consultation
In order to support recent amendments to the Patent Act which enable implementation of the patent term adjustment obligation in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) (coming into force at the latest by ), amendments to the Patent Rules will be required. The Government of Canada is seeking preliminary views on elements of the regulatory framework related to patent term adjustment.
Further, other miscellaneous and housekeeping amendments to the Patent Rules may be proposed and views are sought on those and other possible improvements to the Patent Rules.
We invite you to contemplate the below-linked consultation document and participate in our consultations process.
What we heard
- Submission from Dondinaa Gnassingbe (PDF: 89 KB; 3 pages) - French only
- Submission from Valuetech Patent Agency Inc. (PDF: 45 KB; 1 page)
- Submission from IPIC (PDF: 308 KB; 15 pages)
- Submission from Council of Canadian Innovators (PDF: 142 KB; 2 pages)
- Submission from CGPA (PDF: 230 KB; 10 pages)
- Submission from FICPI (PDF: 214 KB; 12 pages)
- Submission from Innovation Medicines Canada (PDF: 151 KB; 7 pages)
- Submission from AIPPI (PDF: 219 KB; 8 pages)
How to participate
We value your views and would like to hear your comments and suggestions on the ideas in the consultation document.
Written submissions must be received no later than , in English or French, to be considered within this consultation process. Submissions received after this date may not be reviewed.
Please submit your questions or comments by email.
Please include "Consultation on amendments to the Patent Rules" in the subject line of your email.
Please note that all comments will be posted on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s website following the consultation period in the language in which they were submitted.
- Legislative amendments to enable the provision of additional term (Bill C-47)
- Chapter 20 – Intellectual Property Rights, CUSMA
If you have any questions regarding this consultation or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Client Service Centre.
We thank you for your time and interest.