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College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Act

Version of section 43 from 2021-06-28 to 2022-06-01:


Marginal note:Powers of investigator

  •  (1) For the purpose of investigating a licensee’s conduct and activities, an investigator may

    • (a) subject to subsection (3), enter the licensee’s business premises at any reasonable time and require the production of any document or other thing that is relevant to the investigation, and examine or copy the document or thing or remove it for examination or copying; and

    • (b) require the licensee, or a business partner or employee of the licensee or any person employed by the same employer as the licensee, to provide any information that is relevant to the investigation.

  • Marginal note:Privileged information

    (2) An investigator may take any action under subsection (1) with respect to any privileged information, including privileged information contained in a document or other thing, unless the information

    • (a) is subject to litigation privilege or solicitor-client privilege or the professional secrecy of advocates and notaries;

    • (b) is not protected by the privilege set out in section 16.1 of the Patent Act or section 51.13 of the Trademarks Act; and

    • (c) is not related to a patent, a trademark, a geographical indication or a mark referred to in paragraph 9(1)(e), (i), (i.1), (i.3), (n) or (n.1) of the Trademarks Act.

  • Marginal note:Warrant to enter dwelling-house

    (3) If the licensee’s business premises are in a dwelling-house, the investigator may enter them only with the occupant’s consent or under the authority of a warrant issued under section 44.

  • Marginal note:Receipt

    (4) An investigator may remove a document or other thing from business premises under paragraph (1)(a) only if the investigator gives a person who appears to be in control of the premises a receipt for the document or thing.

  • 2018, c. 27, s. 247 “43”
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 366(E)
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