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Bill C-30 and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – Implications on the Trade-mark Act

Posted by Stephanie Mui on November 28th, 2016

Bill C-30 was introduced on October 31, 2016, to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) between Canada and the European Union (“EU”). CETA has been negotiated for a number of years, is intended to facilitate several areas for trade between Canada and the EU and was signed on October 30, 2016. To help [...]

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New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 7th, 2016

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the Trade-marks Act (the Act) in 2014, in order for Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty, the Nice Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Those amendments [...]

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Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

Posted by Laura Cojocaru on May 12th, 2016

As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec government announced its intention to make modifications to Québec’s Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (“Regulation”). As [...]

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