Une collection de nouvelles de la semaine, extraite de différents blogues/sites:
À surveiller au cours de prochains mois : un dessin industriel US pourrait éventuellement avoir une durée de 15 ans (un an de plus que maintenant):
Senate Approves Legislation to Implement Patent Law Treaties
Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act
S.3486, H.R. 6432, 9/25/2012
According to the Library of Congress, the bill has the following key features:
– Amends federal patent law to implement the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs and the Patent Law Treaty. (Both treaties were ratified by the Senate on December 7, 2007.)
– Allows any person who is a U.S. national, or has a domicile, habitual residence, or real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in the United States, to file an international design application for international registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (thereby enabling U.S. applicants to file a single application with USPTO instead of separate applications in multiple countries).
– Sets forth the priorities of national and prior foreign and national applications.
– Standardizes application procedures to be consistent with other member countries.
– Extends the term for design patents from 14 to 15 years from the date of grant.
Canada – Brand owners seek clarification from Quebec Superior Court on language obligations
Canada Copyright Board Decisions: subscribe to receive automated alerts of Copyright Board ruling that are posted to the Copyright Board website.
Kraft’s Cadbury Wins Ruling in Nestle Suit Over Color Purple
CIRA Decision: Weekday Brands AB v. Whitfield Leslie over cheapmonday.ca (Transfer Granted)
CIRA Decision: Magna International Inc. v. Victor Silva over mymagna.ca (Transfer Granted)
Canada-EU drug patent demand in trade talks costs almost $2B