Competition Bureau Seeks Input on the Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

April 2, 2014 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau today released a draft update of its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs) for public consultation.

The update involves revisions to reflect the amendments to the Competition Act that have occurred since the IPEGs were released in 2000. The update also reflects recent Bureau enforcement experience and ensures consistency with other Bureau enforcement guidelines that have since been released.

The issuance of this draft update supports the Bureau’s Action Plan on Transparency, which aims to promote the development of a more cost-effective, efficient and responsive agency, while providing Canadians with more opportunities to learn about the Bureau’s work.

Interested parties are invited to provide their views on the draft updated IPEGs as well as indicate if there are other competition/IP issues that they believe the Bureau should address. All comments should be provided by email, fax, or regular mail no later than June 2, 2014, to:

Economic Policy and Enforcement Branch
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9
Fax: 819-953-2931
E-mail: consultation.pi/ip.consultation@canada.ca

Responses will be posted on the Bureau’s website, unless it is specifically requested that they be kept confidential.

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