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Changes to Canadian Trademark Law

In preparation for Canada’s adherence to the Madrid Protocol and Singapore Treaty (together, the main system for registering trademarks in multiple jurisdictions), substantial amendments to the Trademarks Act were passed into law in June 2014. The new regime has now officially come into force, along with new supporting regulations and practice notices, as of June 17, 2019.

Below is a list of downloads and resources that we have made available to better understand these upcoming changes, and how they may affect applicants.

On-Demand Webinars

Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

Date: 27 February, 2019

Length: 46 min with Q&A

Category: Trademarks

Presented by: Elliott Gold and Janet Fuhrer (former partner)

Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law
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Agenda:

An overview of important changes:

  • Recommendations for Canadian and Global Brand Protection and Enforcement
  • Recommended steps for brand owners to take before the changes come into force on June 17, 2019
  • Immediate issues to consider – how they may affect you
  • Changes to fees
  • Elimination of use requirement
  • Implementing Nice Classification
  • Joining the Madrid Protocol

Downloads

KEY TAKEAWAYS – Our immediate suggestions and actions to take

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Updates

The globalization of business may make the world seem smaller but it makes your brand potential much greater.

In order to prepare for the coming into force of the sweeping changes to trademarks law and practice on June 17, 2019, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced that the following online services will be unavailable.

In preparation for Canada’s upcoming adherence to the Madrid Protocol and Singapore Treaty (together, the main system for registering trademarks in multiple jurisdictions), substantial amendments to the Trademarks Act were passed into law in June 2014.