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  • Newsletter Fall 2018

    November 15, 2018

    The Fall 2018 Edition of our newsletter is now available. Enjoy your reading!

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  • Legal News

    May 1, 2017

    An overview of the latest Judiciairy news

    Jordan will become bound by the PCT and consequently any international application filed on or after 9 June 2017 will automatically include the designation of Jordan

    On 9 June 2017, Jordan will become bound by the PCT and consequently any international application filed on or after 9 June 2017 will automatically include the designation of Jordan.

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  • ROBIC News

    May 1, 2017

    The Quebec Bar reappoints Laurent Carrière

    The Quebec Bar has renewed the mandate of Laurent Carrière as a member of the Committee on Arbitration of Lawyers’ Fees.

    To learn more, please refer to the Guide du nouveau membre d’un comité du Barreau du Québec (available in French only)

    Vincent Bergeron was named Lauréat Le Soleil / Radio-Canada in 2016

    On the 28th of February,

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  • ROBIC’s 5th Anniversary in Quebec City

    May 1, 2017

    Last Wednesday, February 22nd, ROBIC celebrated the 5th anniversary of its Quebec City office. On this occasion, many clients and local partners as well as several colleagues from the Montreal office met in ROBIC’s new office. With its continuous growth, the Quebec city office has now twenty professionals and administrative people who work closely with a vast clientele.

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  • Five New Professionnals Join ROBIC

    May 1, 2017

    ROBIC is happy to introduce its five new professionals who joined the team in our Montreal and Quebec offices.

    Simon Lemay

    Michel specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing opinions in the field of mechanics, including building mechanics, materials and biomaterials resistance, general mechanics and biomechanics.

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  • Industrial Designs: Update on the practice in Canada.

    May 1, 2017

    by A. Provost & T. Zhang

    Last January 16th, the Industrial Design Office, part of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter referred to as “CIPO”), issued six official practice notices (hereinafter referred to as “Notices”), to bring forth certain changes to Canadian practice.

    An industrial design is used to protect such features as shape,

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  • Could you be liable for passing off by buying your competitor’s trademark as an AdWord on Google?

    May 1, 2017

    by Geneviève Hallé-Désilets

    On January 26, 2017, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (BCCA) overturned a lower court decision relating to passing off and official marks in the context of search engine keyword advertisements. The BCCA clarified that the moment for assessing confusion in a passing off action is upon a searcher’s first encounter with Internet search results,

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  • Game Over for Video Game Pirates

    May 1, 2017

    by J. Freedin & J. Wagner

    In the Canadian decision Nintendo of America Inc. c. Jeramie Douglas King et al., 2017 FC 246, the Plaintiff, Nintendo of America Inc., sought a declaration that the Respondent, Go Cyber Shopping (2005) Ltd., circumvented Nintendo’s TPMs and infringed Nintendo’s copyright in certain works in Canada.

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  • A Landscape of Artificial Intelligence in Canada

    May 1, 2017

    by C. Aubin & J. Freedin

    Modern Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is poised to take over human jobs in various sectors. Should artists and inventors be worried? How might Intellectual Property (“IP”) generated using AI be handled in the current Canadian legal framework?

    AI is an umbrella term in computer science which encompasses many different computational techniques,

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  • Useful and Non-Obvious News – Spring / 16

    April 1, 2016

    By Adam Mizera

    Full-Text Patent Search Now Available in Espacenet

    Since Spring 2016, it is now possible to do full-text searches for patents in the Espacenet database for certain types of patents. In the European patent and international patent application databases, one can now perform a full text search in the description and claims of all European patent applications (EP) and published international patent applications (PCT),

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