Archive for 2018

Royal Assent Received for Most Recent Amendments to Canada’s IP Legislation

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 21st, 2018

Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018 (the “Act”), received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018, after moving through Parliament at a blistering pace. In all, less than two months elapsed between the tabling of the bill and its passage. These amendments will affect the Trade-marks Act, the Patent Act and the Copyright Act.  In [...]

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Delays Nourish Desires: Canada’s New Trademark Laws Come Into Force June 17, 2019

Posted by Neil Melliship on November 14th, 2018

Earlier today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office announced that long-anticipated amendments to Canada’s trademark laws will come into force on June 17, 2019.  It also published a new set of Trademarks Regulations, which will support those amendments. First introduced in June of 2014, the amendments contain the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark law in decades, [...]

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Parliament Tables Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Act

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 31st, 2018

On October 29, 2018, the Canadian Parliament tabled, in a surprise to many practitioners, the Budget Implementation Act 2 (Bill C-86), which would amend, among other things, the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Copyright Act. In addition, the bill contains provisions enacting the College of Patent and Trade-mark Agents Act . Proposed amendments to the Trade-marks [...]

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