Archive for the "Registration" Category

Managing the transition: the impact of Canada’s amended Trademarks Act on pending trade-mark applications

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq and Neil Melliship on March 16th, 2015

The recent amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel.  This article focuses primarily on the impacts for Canadian trademark applications that are pending at the time the amended Act comes into force—that is, applications that have been filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) [...]

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Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulations

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 1st, 2014

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November 30, 2014.   As quoted in CIPO’s press release: “The proposed regulatory amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations are required to enable Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty on the [...]

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Official Marks Up For Review

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 11th, 2014

A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act currently sets out a very simple procedure whereby public authorities can attain official mark status for virtually any mark that they have adopted and used.  [...]

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