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Are you ready? Countdown to Implementation of Canada’s Amended Trademarks Act

Canada - May 7 2019 Long-awaited and much discussed amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act will come into effect on June 17, 2019 (the “coming into force date”, or “CIF”)...

Cynthia Rowden, Terry Edwards.

Ten things brand owners should know before using the Madrid Protocol to obtain rights in Canada

Canada - April 18 2019 As of June 17, 2019, Canada will formally become a member of the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning International Registration of...

Cynthia Rowden, Terry Edwards.

Countdown to Canada’s New Trademark Laws: Make Sure You Take Advantage of Cost Savings While You Can

Canada - February 21 2019 Canada’s long-awaited amendments to the Trademarks Act are now confirmed for June 17, 2019. Trademark owners still have several months to prepare for...

Cynthia Rowden.

Is it “common sense” that “hotel services” requires a bricks and mortar hotel in Canada?

Canada - September 13 2018 There is a new ray of hope for trademark owners with registrations covering hotel services, but without a “bricks and mortar” hotel in Canada. The...

Bienvenido a Madrid - a Brief Introduction to the International Trademark System for Canadian Applicants

Canada - April 25 2018 With the changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act currently estimated to come into force in Spring 2019, Canadian trademark owners will soon be able to...