05 Aug 2021
Benoit Cote

What do baseball and the Madrid Protocol have in common? Statistics!

We are looking forward for Montreal to welcome a baseball team but, in the meantime, I am happy to share statistics about the Madrid Protocol in Canada. In about a week, we will pass the 2 year mark of Canada’s accession to the Madrid Protocol. In 2021, more than 8000 applications designating Canada have been filed so far. In 2020, Canada was a c...

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02 Jun 2021
Benoit Cote

Computer-Implemented Inventions in Canada: on the Road to the Notice of Allowance

For the past four decades, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has been reluctant to grant patents to computer-implemented inventions. Recent Federal Court’s decision in Choueifaty v Canada (AG) 2020 FC 837 (hereafter “Choueifaty”) and the subsequent CIPO’s Practice Notice on Patentable Subject-Matter (hereafter “Practice Notice...

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Assisting innovators in deriving the greatest value from their ideas.

Congratulations to our newest shareholders!

Benoît & Côté is pleased to announce it's n...

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Canada by the Numbers!

According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Of...

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Trademark Fee Increase in Canada. Be Prepared!

On January 1, 2021, official government fees for c...

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Marc Benoît & France Côté – recommended IP experts

Benoît & Côté has made the list of IAM Pate...

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Opposing a European patent… it works!

One of our European associates was successful in r...

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