Tag: Counterfeiting

The Combating Counterfeit Products ActThe Combating Counterfeit Products Act



Last week, the Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act. It has two main objectives. First, to protect public safety and health by enacting legislation specifically to target commercial scale trafficking in counterfeit products. Second, to make technical amendments to the Trade-marks Act such as to permit registration of ...

Canada: online piracy a problem hurting artists, creators and the economyCanada: online piracy a problem hurting artists, creators and the economy



The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a report that spotlighted Internet and physical markets that exemplify key challenges in the global struggle against piracy and counterfeiting. Not surprisingly, Canada-based IsoHunt was identified as a major piracy site which “recently ranked among the top 300 websites ...

RCMP report details Canada’s serious counterfeiting and piracy problemsRCMP report details Canada’s serious counterfeiting and piracy problems



The RCMP just published a report surveying the problems posed by counterfeiting and piracy in Canada. Some of the important findings of the report A National Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment, 2005 to 2008 are the following: Traditionally viewed as being victimless, Intellectual Property (IP) crime has become a source of ...

ACTA will not create new IPRs or interfere with fundamental liberties statement saysACTA will not create new IPRs or interfere with fundamental liberties statement says



The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a statement concerning the recent round of the ACTA negotiations in Lucerne, Switzerland. The release included he following that outlines some of the proposed limitations to the treaty: “Participants stressed the importance of ACTA as an agreement that will establish an international framework ...

Canada again in the penalty box over poor IP laws and enforcement according to 2010 IIPA 301 reportCanada again in the penalty box over poor IP laws and enforcement according to 2010 IIPA 301 report



Yesterday, the International Intellectual Property Alliance released its 2010 SPECIAL 301 REPORT ON COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT AND PROTECTION. The report notes that “its statement in the 2007 Special 301 report – submitted three years ago – remains, disappointingly, true today: “Canada remains far behind virtually all its peers in the industrialized ...