Consultation on amendments to the Patent Rules

Current status: Closed

This consultation closed on .

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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.

Consultation document

What we heard

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.

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We thank you for your time and interest.