On October 28, 2013, the government introduced Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. The short title of Bill C-8 is the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
Bill C-8 is the same as Bill C-56 which was introduced in the previous session of Parliament but did not proceed when Parliament was prorogued. We previously commented on Bill C-56.
Bill C-8 will likely move quite quickly through the House of Commons. It has already passed second reading and will now go to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.