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
50 Victoria Street
Responses will be posted on the Bureau’s website, unless it is specifically requested that they be kept confidential.
- Draft update of Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
- Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (September 2000)
- The Competition Bureau — "Enhancing Transparency"
- Public Consultations
For media enquiries, please contact:
For general enquiries, please contact:
Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
TTY (hearing impaired): 1-800-642-3844
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.