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Delays Nourish Desires: Canada’s New Trademark Laws Come Into Force June 17, 2019

Posted by Neil Melliship on November 14th, 2018

Earlier today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office announced that long-anticipated amendments to Canada’s trademark laws will come into force on June 17, 2019.  It also published a new set of Trademarks Regulations, which will support those amendments. First introduced in June of 2014, the amendments contain the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark law in decades, [...]

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Parliament Tables Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Act

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 31st, 2018

On October 29, 2018, the Canadian Parliament tabled, in a surprise to many practitioners, the Budget Implementation Act 2 (Bill C-86), which would amend, among other things, the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Copyright Act. In addition, the bill contains provisions enacting the College of Patent and Trade-mark Agents Act . Proposed amendments to the Trade-marks [...]

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No Hotel in Canada? No Problem – Trademark Owner Maintains Trademark Registration With Hotel Services

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 19th, 2018

The Federal Court of Canada (the “Court”) recently released its decision in Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP v Miller Thomson, 2018 FC 895. In the decision underlying this appeal, the Registrar expunged the Canadian trademark registration for WALDORF-ASTORIA, owned Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP (“Hilton”), on the basis of non-use. The Court allowed the appeal, and found [...]

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