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Trade-marks Act

CETA gets royal assent – what brand owners and users need to know

On May 16, 2017, Bill C-30, Canada’s legislation to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, received royal assent.


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


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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