Commercial activities associated with cannabis, including its promotion, are highly regulated. Section 17 of the Cannabis Act provides that the use of testimonials and depictions of persons for promotional purposes is prohibited.More
BCF patent agents Andréanne Auger, Emma Saffman and Tuba Yamaç have brought their extensive experience to the indispensable resource, Life Sciences Law in Canada, by co-authoring the chapter on patent law in Canada.More
Canada, the United States and Mexico signed an agreement referred to as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which allows us to anticipate major changes in the Canadian intellectual property rights landscape.More
Since 2005 this prestigious legal award has been recognizing firms and their partners for excellence in terms of their abilities and their client service.More
A La Presse+ report
Partners Dominique Babin and Julien Lacheré answered questions posed by technological SMEs wanting to protect their innovations.More
CETA introduces several changes in the field of patents critical for those conducting research and development in the pharmaceutical field and bringing medicinal products to market in Canada.More
Are you ready for Europe?
Our Legal Counsel, Didier Culat is featured in the September 4th edition of the business section of La Presse.More
Everything you must know about the provisions of CETA, starting September 21, 2017
Now signed, the new Trade Deal with the EU enters into force in September 2017
The questions to be answered in order to quickly take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity for businesses here.More
And why you should consider it a necessary investment
Here are the most frequently asked questions we encounter about patents, and the answers that could save you money, time and headaches.More
Good news for those seeking to obtain and uphold patents in Canada
The ruling promises to bring Canadian patent law back in line with international norms.More
In the wake of its recent successes, the intellectual property team is preparing for future international conferences, specifically the Bio International Convention 2017 which will be held in San Diego at the end of June.More
His extensive, transversal experience will be valuable for our clients who work in Europe
As an international correspondent based in Paris, Philippe Therias works at one of BCF’s affiliate firms, Bignon Lebray.More
Your intellectual property (IP) is the product of your imagination, and therefore, you own it. Like any other goods, your creations are property and, although they may not be tangible, they should be protected.More
How to recognize pitfalls and how you can avoid them.
The registration of this trademark is the best tool for taking action against the registration of domain names, without a legitimate interest, by other actors in your activity sector acting in bad faith.More
Our IP team can help you determine whether your company owns all of the rights to its logo, and to any other graphic or visual elements covered by copyright.More
The growing democratization of 3D printers and its legal issues.
The main legal issue raised by 3D printing is the infringement of intellectual property rights, which is somewhat reminiscent of the debate surrounding music and film piracy.More
A registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, Mr. Lacheré joined BCF in 2014.More
What you need to know sooner than later regarding the upcoming amendments to the Canadian Trademarks ActNovember 28th, 2016
Our partners Johanne Auger and Frédéric Dionne have identified five key elements in light of the coming into force of the significant amendments.More
Our professionals were part of a first Canadian commercial delegation to be invited to the Canadian Embassy in Russia in over 2 years
Ilya Kalnish and Oleksiy Malashenko also took part to the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC) conference which was co-sponsored by BCF.More
Our specialists explain how this Pilot Program could be highly advantageous for anyone working in oncology who is seeking a quick and affordable patent grant.More
Our partner and head of the trademarks sector, Johanne Auger, offers an approach that will allow you to find a strategy focused on your needs. A five-point summary of her last training session.More
What to expect after the british vote?
Our intellectual property specialists suggest possible scenarios.More
Two of the firm's partners, Dominic Goudreault and Pascal Lauzon explain the advantages of registering industrial designs and patentsMore
Registering your trademark internationally is an important step to consider. The intention is good, but reality is more complicated.More
Our firm at the service of foreign businesses.
The best language for business is… the client’s language. To better serve Russian companies, BCF relies on experienced Russian-speaking professionals.More
A new initiative launched by Quebec to protect your intellectual property assets.
The ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec announced the launch of the programme Premier Brevet. This initiative aims to help SMEs in Quebec invest in the protection of their intellectual property assets.More
Some thoughts to ponder for businesses
The singer Taylor Swift recently acquired the domain names taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.sucks... It is merely part of a strategy to protect her image and trade-mark.More
Court clarifies Charter exemption for unregistered trade marks
Twenty English-speaking merchants of Montreal recently contested a charge of non-compliance with the Charter of the French Language, better known as Bill 101. The defence of some merchants prevailed.More
THREE THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE WITh THE CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Do you conduct research and development in the pharmaceutical field? Do you find that the protection under the Patent Act in Canada is sufficient particularly when you compare this protection with that of other countries?More
Canadian trade-mark registration term reduced from 15 to 10 years – Early renewal of current registrations to be consideredSeptember 19th, 2014
Several amendments to the Trade-marks Act (the “Act”) are expected to come into effect at the end of 2014 or during 2015 and the Canadian government is currently working on amendments to the Trade-mark Regulations(the “Regulations”) and on transitional provisions to the coming into effect amendment to the Act.More