The impact of new material contract filing requirements on existing licenses to use patents or trade name

March 3, 2008

As a consequence of the new amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations coming into force on March 17, 2008, a reporting issuer will have to disclose on SEDAR any new or existing “franchise or licence or other agreement to use a patent, formula, trade secret, process or trade name” not entered into in the ordinary course of business. Further information about this amendment can be found in Stikeman Elliott LLP’s article on “New material contract filing requirements in force March 17, 2008 and impact on existing material contracts”.

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