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CIPO Approves New Wares and Services Descriptions

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 7th, 2011

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) today announced the approval of over 500 new or changed wares (goods) and services descriptions in its online Wares and Services Manual.   This is the Manual that the CIPO Examiners refer to when reviewing applications for registration of trade-marks under the Trade-marks Act (the Act).   Under Section 30(a) of the Act, an [...]

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CIPO Wares and Services Manual Contracts Again

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on May 6th, 2011

In an update to this story, this morning CIPO announced its discovery that a number of the entries it added to the Wares and Services Manual as a result of Canada’s participation in the trademark identification harmonization project conducted by the Trilateral Partners do not comply with Canadian trademark requirements. As such, the over 12,000 [...]

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Bigger! Better! Wares and Services Manual Expands

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on May 5th, 2011

After a long wait, Canadian practitioners were delighted to learn this morning that CIPO has finally approved and activated more than 12,000 new entries in the Wares and Services Manual. By way of background, in 2009 CIPO signed a memorandum of co-operation with the United States Patent and Trademarks Office, the Japan Patent Office and [...]

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