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Industrial Design Regulations (SOR/2018-120) (as amended on November 5, 2018), Canada

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Year of Version 2019 Dates Issued: June 12, 2018 Type of Text Implementing Rules/Regulations   Subject Matter Industrial Designs Subject Matter (secondary) IP Regulatory Body Notes The notification by Canada to WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Further to amendments made to the Industrial Design Act by Bill C-43, a second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures (see notification IP/N/1/CAN/D/3), which have now entered into force, the new Industrial Design Regulations (SOR/2018-120) facilitate Canada’s accession to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague System), carry out the amendments that were made to the Industrial Design Act, and further modernize Canada’s domestic industrial design regime.

Highlights to the changes in the Regulations include the following:

• Electronic communications are deemed received 24/7, regardless of whether the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is open or closed to the public;
• Filing date requirements have been simplified to align with international standards;
• Application requirements have been simplified;
• An applicant no longer needs to provide signed authorization to appoint an agent; and
• The Regulations contain specific provisions that apply only to international registrations that designate Canada and that are received from the World Intellectual Property Organization. Transitional provisions outline how the office will process an application received before the coming into force.

Together with the amendments made under Bill C-43, these amendments enabled Canada to accede to the Hague System on November 5, 2018, and to significantly modernize its industrial design regime.'


Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) French Règlement sur les dessins industriels (DORS/2018-120)(tel que modifié le 5 novembre 2018) PDF HTML English Industrial Design Regulations (SOR/2018-120) (as amended on November 5, 2018) PDF HTML
Related Legislation Implements (1 text(s)) Implements (1 text(s))
Industrial Design Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-9) (as amended up to November 5, 2018) (CA206)
Supersedes (1 text(s)) Supersedes (1 text(s))
Industrial Design Regulations (SOR/2018-120)(CA204)

Related Treaties
Historical Versions Repeals (1 text(s)) Repeals (1 text(s))
Industrial Design Regulations SOR/99-460 (repealed on November 5, 2018) (CA239)

WTO Document Reference
IP/N/1/CAN/23
IP/N/1/CAN/D/4

WIPO Lex No. CA222