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Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

Posted by Neil Melliship and Jeffrey Vicq on April 10th, 2014

This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the Act), such changes being buried in a budget bill—namely, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 [...]

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Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Commons

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 28th, 2014

The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 27, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many other countries. The Treaties tabled are as follows: the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the [...]

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Amendments to Trade-marks Act Re-introduced in Parliament

Posted by Larry Munn on October 29th, 2013

On October 28, 2013, the government introduced Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.  The short title of Bill C-8 is the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.  Bill C-8 is the same as Bill C-56 which was introduced in the previous session of [...]

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