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Webinars

Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

Date: 27 February, 2019

Length: 46 min with Q&A

Category: Trademarks

Presented by: Elliott Gold

Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

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

Prepare yourself for upcoming changes to Canadian patent law

Date: 25 September, 2019

Length: 52 minutes
Available on-demand (originally recorded September 25, 2019)

Category: Patents

Presented by: Christine Wong and Charles Boulakia

Prepare yourself for upcoming changes to Canadian patent law

Agenda:

  • Key changes – Overview of changes
  • Impact on transitional cases – How your current applications/patents are affected
  • Revisiting your patent strategy – What are new pitfalls? What will be more forgiving?

 

 

Strategies for Managing a Canadian Trademark Portfolio in the COVID Recovery Economy

Date: 22 April, 2021

Length: 1 hour

Category: Trademarks

Presented by: Elliott Gold, Joanna Pitkin

Agenda:

  • General portfolio strategies – cost management tips; protection for umbrella brands; strategic renewals; portfolio reviews, including assessing vulnerability to cancellation for non-use
  • CIPO updates - timing of examination in Canada; notification of third party rights; hearings at CIPO
  • MADRID International filings – strategy for marks designating Canada; courtesy notices and timing
  • Clearance searches and monitoring the Canadian marketplace
  • Proving use of trademarks in a virtual economy
  • Unique Canadian issues:
    • Specificity of goods/services
    • Inherent distinctiveness objections
    • Official marks
    • Using applications/registration for commercial brand registry enforcement
    • Domain name protection and infringement
    • Customs/Border Protection Program for IP Rights Holders
  • Q&A Session