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Archived updates for Thursday, April 20, 2006

Canadian Public Domain Registry and Trademark Agents Exam

Access Copyright, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, and Creative Commons Canada have announced the development of a Canadian public domain registry. The project will create an online, globally searchable catalogue of published works that are in the Canadian public domain.

In other Canadian I/P news, The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced that the 2006 Trade-mark Agents qualifying examination will be held on October 10 and 11, 2006. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2006. Any person wishing to sit for the qualifying examination must meet the qualifications set out in Rule 18 of the Trade-marks Regulations (1996):

Before October 1 of the year in which the person proposes to sit for the
examination, the person resides in Canada and

  1. is a barrister or solicitor entitled to practise as such in a province, or a notary entitled to practise as such in the Province of Quebec; or
  2. has worked in Canada in the area of Canadian trade-mark law and practice, including the preparation and prosecution of applications for the registration of trade-marks, for a period of not less than 24 months.
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