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There’s something about the 17th: The tinkering continues with more Canadian trademark practice changes

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) recently amended three Practice Notices and a Guidance Document related to applications and registrations for trademarks in Canada. These amendments provide:

 

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Canada’s proposed new trademarks regulations

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has released a first draft of the Regulations that will support our new Trademarks Act now scheduled to come into force in early 2019. The consultation period for these new Regulations will expire July 21, 2017 and will be followed by a further consultation term in late 2017 or early 2018.

 

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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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