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Revised chapters of the Manual of Patent Office Practice released

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has revised several sections in chapters 1–3, 13, 17 and 23 of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP).

The revisions provide clarified guidance on the following:

A comprehensive list of the changes is available online on the MOPOP Revision History web page.

The MOPOP is a guide for patent examiners, applicants, agents and members of the public who are looking for information about the operational procedures and examination practices of CIPO.

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

If you have any questions about these revisions, please contact Jeremy McLean, Acting Program Manager, Examination Practice.

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