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Commercializing IP- Regulatory Compliance

Crossing the border or starting up in a new market implies new rules, customs and risks. IP regulatory compliance helps you ensure that your products/services conform to applicable legislation in the strict regulatory environment.

While venturing into the Canadian marketplace offers tremendous rewards, it also requires adequate planning to properly reduce and manage associated risks. The risks include loss of your brands, ideas and technologies, and regulatory non-compliance.

Also, prior to a product launch in Canada, we review advertising, labelling and marketing materials for regulatory compliance and copyright and trade-mark requirements. In addition, we clear products for compliance with Québec’s Charter of the French Language and Consumer Protection Act. We interact on behalf of our clients with government agencies such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada, the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada.

As a part of protecting the expression of any idea, technology or brand, it is also equally important that the products be compliant with the applicable legislation.  A myriad of legislation come into play, for instance;

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations that outline packaging and labelling requirements for non-food consumer products;

Ontario Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Act that applies to an article any part of which contains stuffing (toys etc…);

Precious Metals Marking Act and Regulations that outline the quality and marking requirements of precious metals articles;

Labelling Act and the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations that outline labelling requirements for consumer textiles; and

Foods and Drugs Act and Regulations that regulate the labelling and advertising of foods, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices.

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