Release of revised chapters of the MOPOP - June 2016

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has revised several sections in various chapters of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP). A comprehensive list of the changes is available online on the MOPOP Revision History.

Practices expressed in the MOPOP reflect the Patent Office's interpretation of the Patent Act, Patent Rules and jurisprudence as of the date each chapter or section thereof came into effect  The revised chapters reflect the Patent Office's official practice.

If you have any questions about these revisions, please contact Josée Pharand, Program Manager, Examination Practice.

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