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Category Archive for "Foreign Filings"

Foreign IP is on sale

Mar 12 2016

The world really does move in mysterious ways, and nowhere is that more true than in the economy. The price of oil…

Assignments

Mar 10 2016

Best practices for foreign filings Want to avoid being sued?  Want to be a foreign filing hero? Make sure the chain of…

PCT National Phase in Canada: month 42

Mar 10 2016

Deadline month 30, extendable to month 42 The formal deadline for filing a Canadian PCT national phase is month 30. It is…

How foreign filings can go wrong

Mar 10 2016

When you file patents outside the US that correspond to the patents you are already filing in the US you can add…

Setting expectations

Mar 09 2016

Get everyone on the same page for foreign filings It is crucial to ensure that all stakeholders have shared expectations in advance…

Why file abroad

Mar 09 2016

Can shipping “from yourself to yourself” possibly amount to “inducing infringement”? I always thought that it “took two to tango”. However, a…

Are Canadian patents pricey?

Mar 09 2016

I was recently told by a British colleague that Canadian patents were pricey. I was stunned, and did not respond properly at…

Target’s trademark miss

Mar 09 2016

There were no great bargains to be had in Target’s unfortunate foray into Canada. What happened to Target with trademarks is particularly…

What Happy Meals teach us about keeping IP clients happy.

Mar 09 2016

Clients hate paying ‘by the fry’. Why do people love the pricing of Happy Meals?  Because they know what they are getting…

From freezer to frying pan

Mar 09 2016

Weird weather and why you need to follow up after INTA. The first weekend of April it snowed in Ottawa, and I…