A Canadian industrial design application may be objected to (or rejected) during examination by the Canadian Industrial Design Office. The Industrial Design Office my raise objections relating to the drawings, description of the design, lack of originality, subject matter, etc. If the Industrial Design Office objects to an application, it will issue an Office Action (or Examiner’s Report). The time limit for responding to an Office Action is now 3 months from the issue date of the Office Action. Previously, the time limit for responding to an Office Action was 4 months from the issue date of the Office Action. Failure to respond to an Office Action within the time limit will result in abandonment of the application. However, an abandoned application may generally be reinstated within 6 months from the date of abandonment.
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