News update

News update

Important update on CIPO operations and services

  • 30 mars 2020

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced that all deadlines on IP matters under the Patent Act, Trademarks Act and Industrial Design Act falling between April 1, 2020 and ending on April 30, 2020 will be extended to May 1, 2020. CIPO has again confirmed that further extensions may be possible as the pandemic situation evolves.  Further information is available here.

Website Maintenance This Weekend

  • 16 novembre 2020

Please note that our website will be offline from 8 am to noon on Saturday, November 21 for planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Law Society Allowing for Deferred Payments

  • 26 mars 2020

The Law Society of Ontario is allowing licensees on monthly payment plans to defer their fees for two months. The payment scheduled for April 7 will now be withdrawn during the first week of June.

LAWPRO Eases Collection

  • 26 mars 2020

LAWPRO has announced that it will not be sending notices or following up on the collection of any delinquent accounts or missed filings (quarterly real estate and litigation transaction filings, unpaid premiums, or deductibles, etc.). Those wishing to stop automatic monthly or quarterly billing have the option to do so up until June 1. Please email to do this.

Procedures for Service on Crown

  • 24 mars 2020

The Government of Ontario has issued an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act that changes how documents are served on the Crown and related entities.

Expansion of Civil Claims Online

  • 24 mars 2020

The Ministry of the Attorney General has expanded the Civil Claims Online system to allow more documents to be filed online. While filings will be accepted through the online system, until normal operations resume, only those matters that are scheduled by the judiciary for an urgent hearing will proceed. Court services will be available for urgent hearings and service will be limited for non-urgent matters.

LSO Corporate Statement Re: COVID 19

  • 23 mars 2020

The LSO Corporate statement regarding COVID 19, including Practice Management FAQs (for Licensees); Licensing & Accreditation Information (for Candidates) and LSO Business Operations FAQs can be found here.