Guidelines for formal client consultations

Consultation topics:

Mechanisms:

Web Consultation Process

Consultations are open to the public and/or directed to specific client groups. The Internet, including CIPO's website and CIPO News Updates, is the primary vehicle for soliciting feedback on changes to legislation, regulation, practice and operational issues.

CIPO will:

Joint Liaison Committee Meetings

Used to discuss and exchange views on IP topics of common interest.

Working Groups

Used to assemble experts on a topic for research purposes and are established as required.

On an exception basis, operational and/or practice changes will be published without seeking external comment. CIPO will publish an explanation should such occasions arise.

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