By M. Kent Ledwell

Major amendments to Canada’s Industrial Design Act and corresponding Regulations are scheduled to come into force on November 5, bringing Canadian design law into line with the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement).

The updated Act will enable Canadians – by way of the Hague Agreement – to obtain industrial design registrations in multiple countries with a single international application filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization.