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No Going Back – Canada Formally Accedes to Singapore, Madrid and Nice Treaties

Posted by Neil Melliship on March 20th, 2019

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced that as of March 17, 2019, Canada has formally acceded to the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement.  All three of these treaties will come into force in Canada on June 17, 2019. According to CIPO “As of that date, trademark owners in Canada [...]

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Royal Assent Received for Most Recent Amendments to Canada’s IP Legislation

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 21st, 2018

Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018 (the “Act”), received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018, after moving through Parliament at a blistering pace. In all, less than two months elapsed between the tabling of the bill and its passage. These amendments will affect the Trade-marks Act, the Patent Act and the Copyright Act.  In [...]

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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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