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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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You Know The Olympics Are Over When…

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 16th, 2010

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) sent out a reminder today, advising that pursuant to the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act (OPMA), marks and expressions listed on Schedules 2 and 3 of that Act will expire on December 31, 2010.   As a result, commencing on January 1, 2011, CIPO will no longer raise an objection pursuant to Section [...]

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