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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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Playing Nice: CIPO to accept applications with Nice Classifications this fall

Posted by Kwan Loh on July 1st, 2015

In a milestone step towards harmonization of Canada’s trade-mark regime with most other developed countries, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced yesterday that starting this fall, it will accept trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system. According to CIPO’s announcement, there will be changes to its website to [...]

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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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