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Enforcement of Intellectual Property

January-1-2007

Lawyer Richard Naiberg, Harry Radomski
Area Litigation, Intellectual Property

Summary

Article originally published in IP Value 2007: Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value, An International Guide for the Boardroom (London, England: Globe White Page Ltd., 2006) 

Excerpt from "Enforcement of Intellectual Property":

In Canada, the time required for an IP case to reach final determination (including the exhaustion of all appeals) varies widely, from as little as two to as many as 19 years, with an IP infringement action taking an average of three to five years to reach trial. The appeal of the trial result may require at least a further year to be determined.

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