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Franchise article series: Franchising and intellectual property

This article is part of a series of articles that document some key considerations about franchising, including some of the pitfalls and the opportunities.

 

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Significant changes to Canada’s trademark laws now in effect

The most significant amendments to the Federal Canadian trademark statute finally came into effect June 17, 2019.

 

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Countdown to Canada’s new Trademarks Act: Take action

With the June 17 “coming into force” date of the new Canadian Trademarks Act fast approaching, there are opportunities you can be taking advantage of NOW. Here, we highlight some practical tips and considerations to help you maximize the opportunities and prepare for the new realities.

 

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Prior rights and registered intellectual property

This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such rights across Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, UAE and the UK.

 

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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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