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Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Regulations (SOR/2021-165)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2021-06-28. Previous Versions

Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Regulations

SOR/2021-165

COLLEGE OF PATENT AGENTS AND TRADEMARK AGENTS ACT

Registration 2021-06-24

Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Regulations

The Minister of Industry, pursuant to subsection 33(1) of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Regulations.

Ottawa, June 23, 2021

Le ministre de l’Industrie,
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François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of Industry

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Act. (Loi)

licensee

licensee has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Act. (titulaire de permis)

General

Marginal note:Code of professional conduct established

 The Code of Professional Conduct for Licensees set out in the schedule is established for the purpose of subsection 33(1) of the Act.

Marginal note:Non-application

 The standards of professional conduct and competence described in the schedule do not apply to a licensee to the extent that those standards would conflict with the licensee’s obligations under

  • (a) any federal or provincial statute, regulation or code of professional conduct; or

  • (b) a code of professional conduct established by a provincial law society or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Marginal note:For greater certainty

 For greater certainty, the standards of professional conduct and competence described in the schedule

  • (a) include the standards established by the fundamental canon, principles, rules and commentaries set out in the schedule; and

  • (b) are to be interpreted in a manner that is consistent with the advisory portions of the fundamental canon, principles, rules and commentaries set out in the schedule.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:S.C. 2018, c. 27, s. 247

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which paragraph 76(1)(c) of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Act come into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

 

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