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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, 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.

Now And Then: Preparing For Changes to Canadian Trademark Law

Canada - August 17 2017 The most recent estimate for implementation of the amendments to the Trademarks Act (also known as the coming into force, or CIF date) is early 2019...

Cynthia Rowden, Meghan Dillon.

What Canadian Companies Need to Know about Upcoming Changes to The European Trademark System

Canada, European Union - March 11 2016 On March 23, 2016, a new European Trademark Regulation will come into force. Along with a change of name of the Office for Harmonisation in the......

Cynthia Rowden.

Dipping a toe in Nice Classification

Canada - October 7 2015 The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has just announced that applicants can voluntarily include Nice Classification of Goods and services...

Cynthia Rowden.