Archive for the "Legislation" Category

Canada’s Trademark Opposition Practice Changing Again?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on September 9th, 2008

In case you missed it: the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has commenced a public consultation session concerning possible changes in practice before the Trademark Opposition Board. These proposed changes follow on the heels of – and are likely motivated by – changes introduced to Opposition Board practice last fall. Many practitioners were surprised by those [...]

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Amendment to Trade-marks Act: the Red Crystal Comes to Canada

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 5th, 2008

Though normally a somewhat staid corner of trademark law, prohibited marks have garnered a lot of attention of late particularly as a result of the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, which we commented on in several previous posts. However, the Trade-marks Act itself has been recently amended to add a new entrant to the list [...]

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Olympic Trademark Legislation Closer to Becoming Law

Posted by Larry Munn on June 28th, 2007

Following up on an earlier story regarding the unique aspects of Bill C-47, we note that the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, has now received Royal Assent. We understand that the legislation has not yet come into force by order of the Governor in Council, as required by section 15 of the Act, and that regulations [...]

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