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Combating Counterfeit Products Act

Sweeping changes to Canadian Trade-marks Act: At what cost to trademark owners?

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On March 28, 2014, the Canadian government proposed in Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1, the most important changes to the Trade-marks Act since 1953. Bill C-31 is an omnibus bill comprising 375 pages that if enacted would also amend more than 60 other unrelated laws. The last time that Canada’s trademark […]

 

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Bill aims to curtail trade in counterfeit goods

The federal government has introduced a Bill to make it more difficult to export, import and sell counterfeit goods, and to expand on what may be registered as a trademark and simplify the registration process. The proposed Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-56) would amend the Copyright Act, the Trade-marks Act, the Criminal Code of Canada and other Acts.

 

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