Archive for the "Registration" Category

Save the Date: the Importance of the Date of First Use in Canadian Trade-mark Applications (for now)

Posted by Kwan Loh on February 16th, 2016

A recent decision of the Canadian Trade-marks Opposition Board, Constellation Brands Québec Inc. c Sociedad Vinícola Miguel Torres, S.A., 2016 TMOB 4 (“Miguel Torres”), serves as a reminder of the importance of stating an accurate and supportable date of first use, when claiming use as a basis for registration in Canada. In Miguel Torres, the Applicant [...]

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Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

Posted by Andrew Dixon on November 6th, 2015

Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately we are all going to have to wait a little longer. It is now expected that the amendments to the Act which have been [...]

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Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and services

Posted by Kwan Loh on September 30th, 2015

Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part of this process, CIPO has also updated the online Canadian trade-marks database, such that “Nice classification” is now a possible search field.  In addition, the Canadian Goods [...]

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