MOPOP Revision History

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The Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) is maintained to ensure that it reflects the latest developments in the Canadian patent laws and practices.

Future reviews

  • Chapters 11, 12, 16 and 17.

Recent reviews

List of all notable changes since June 2016
Version Changes Published date
November 2017 update to 1998 edition

New chapter 12 and new sections in chapter 17 concerning medical diagnostic methods and kits and packages

November 2017
September 2017 update to 1998 edition

Removal of all references to "representative" to reflect a recent change to the Patent Act in which section 29 was repealed. Affects several sections in various chapters.

September 2017
April 2017 update to 1998 edition

Changes to a few office procedures as well as changes to formatting in several sections of various chapters

April 2017
January 2017 update to 1998 edition

Changes to sections 17.07 and 17.08 to reflect antibody practice

January 2017
June 2016 update to 1998 edition

Changes to formatting and terminology as well as changes to improve clarity in several sections of several chapters

June 2016

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