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Here come the clones... The brexit effect on trademarks

European Union, United Kingdom - November 6 2020 BREXIT is near and the clones are coming! As of January 1, 2021, trademarks registered at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”)…

Wynnie Chan.

No More Guaranteed Extensions of Time in Examination

Canada - January 20 2020 The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has changed its practice with respect to extensions of time to respond to an examiner’s report…

Meghan Dillon.

Canada’s New Trademark Regime: Cost-Saving Tips and Recommendations

Canada - August 14 2019 Major amendments were implemented to Canada's Trademarks Act on June 17, 2019 that impact everything from filing and oppositions to registration…

Cynthia Rowden.

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, Meghan Dillon.

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, Meghan Dillon.