April 2020

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CIPO has confirmed that most deadlines for patents, trademarks and industrial designs falling between March 16 – May 18, 2020 will now be extended to May 19, 2020. This is a follow-up to CIPO’s March 17, 2020 and March 30, 2020 announcements that deadlines falling between March 16 – April 30, 2020 would be extended to May 1, 2020 (see our previous reports here and here). We expect that this deadline could be further extended, and we will provide additional updates as the situation evolves. Hicks IP will continue to work toward meeting original deadlines upon timely receipt of instructions. Please contact any of ourRead More →

Canadian Lawyer, Canada’s most comprehensive group of publications for the legal profession, have announced that Hicks Intellectual Property Law is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutique firms. Voted on by lawyers, in-house counsel and clients across Canada, the Top 10 IP Boutique Firm designation acknowledges and rewards exceptional work in intellectual property amidst ongoing challenges and changes in the Canadian Intellectual Property system. As an Alberta-based IP Boutique Firm, Hicks Intellectual Property Law works with businesses that have a high level of innovation and entrepreneurship in an increasingly technologically diversified economy. Crediting the firm’s expertise and adaptability to meet the province’sRead More →

Hicks Intellectual Property Law is very pleased to welcome Kevin Tuohy as a partner to the Canmore team. Kevin is a lawyer and trademark agent who joins Hicks IP as a partner, after spending over 15 years in the intellectual property groups of two large, full-service law firms in Calgary and Toronto. Kevin has extensive trademark experience, including managing global trademark portfolios, conducting clearance searches and providing opinions, advising on trademark strategy and enforcement, and handling all areas of prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings. Kevin advises clients on all areas of intellectual property law, as well as on domain name, advertising and marketing matters. Kevin’sRead More →