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For Johanne Bélisle, CEO of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, orchestrating the accession to five international IP treaties is simply part of the day job, as she tells WIPR.
Johanne Bélisle was appointed CEO of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) just three years ago, and it’s fair to say she is leaving her mark on the office: by 2019, Canada will have acceded to five international IP treaties.
Speaking to WIPR, Bélisle explains that one of her biggest priorities is for CIPO to have joined the key treaties—the Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, Nice Agreement, Hague Agreement, and Patent Law Treaty—by next year.
She says that Canada is on schedule to accede to the Hague Agreement later this year, with plans to accede to the others in 2019.
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