Posts Tagged "Canada"

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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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 Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Commons

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 28th, 2014

The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 27, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many other countries. The Treaties tabled are as follows: the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the [...]

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