Neil Melliship of Clark Wilson LLP

Neil Melliship of Clark Wilson LLP

Neil Melliship is a partner of the firm and the Chair of the Intellectual Property Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Technology and Health Care Groups.

Neil has a background in commercial law and his practice is focused on complex intellectual property and other legal issues arising out of the development, licensing, implementation and use of information technology. His clients include a wide array of computer software developers, hardware and electronics manufacturers, major financial and insurance service providers, public bodies, franchisors and other businesses involved in developing, commercializing, acquiring and implementing information technology-based products and services.

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New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  The Canadian government significantly amended the Trade-marks Act (the Act) in 2014, in order for Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty, the Nice Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Those amendments have not yet come into force, however, pending the adoption of new Regulations on … Continue Reading

Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s amended Trade-marks Act on pending trade-mark applications

The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are pending at the time the amended Act comes into force—that is, applications that have been filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) but that … Continue Reading
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