Archive for the "Legislation" Category

Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s amended Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark applications

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq and Neil Melliship on March 16th, 2015

The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are pending at the time the amended Act comes into force—that is, applications that have been filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) [...]

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Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

Posted by Andrew Dixon on December 15th, 2014

On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with substantial remedies, in order to combat counterfeit and black-market goods. Before the introduction of Bill C-8, Canada had [...]

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Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulations

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 1st, 2014

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November 30, 2014.   As quoted in CIPO’s press release: “The proposed regulatory amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations are required to enable Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty on the [...]

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