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Amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act are coming: what trademark owners should do

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Significant amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act are expected to come into force at the end of 2015 or in early 2016 according to the Canadian

Update on Bill C-8 - Canadian government moves one step closer to additional protection against infringement for IP rights holder

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Earlier this month, Bill-C-8 (the Combating Counterfeit Products Act) was passed in the House of Commons and has proceeded to a second reading in the

Official marks: a reminder on being a public authority under Canada’s Trade-Marks Act

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Entities which constitute "public authorities" under the Canadian Trade-marks Act ("Act") can obtain protection for their trade-marks under Section

Distinguishing license agreements from franchise arrangements

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 14 2014

MGDC Management Group v. Marilyn Monroe Estate, 2014 ONSC 4584 provides some guidance on the distinction between franchise agreements and license

Official marks: developments under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 9 2014

The summer of 2014 brought two interesting developments with respect to Section 9 of the CanadianTrade-marks Act ("Act"). In June, Bill C-611, a

Important news for brand owners in Canada: trademarks and anti-counterfeiting legislation on the road to implementation

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • October 2 2014

As reported in our June 20, 2014 IP Update, significant amendments to the Trademarks Act received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014. The amendments will

Changes to Canada’s trade-mark law: Should I renew my trademark registration now?

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 2 2014

Canada is moving toward implementation of provisions set out in the Economic Action Plan 2014 Actwhich will bring significant changes to the Canadian

Canada's combating counterfeit products legislation nears passage

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 2 2014

On October 2, 2014, Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, passed the House of Commons, and proceeded to a first reading in the Senate

Canadian government releases consultation on Trademarks Act regulations

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 2 2014

On October 1st, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO") published a Discussion Document entitled Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks

Changes to Canada’s trade-mark law: some highlights

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 25 2014

Not-for-profit organizations and other brand owners can look forward to amendments to the CanadianTrade-marks Act ("Act") and Regulations which will