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Canada: Proposed Changes to Quebec’s French Language Laws Could Impact Longstanding Exemption for English Trademarks

Canada - May 20 2021 On May 13, 2021, the Quebec government introduced draft legislation entitled Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common…

Arlan Gates, Sarah Mavula, Stephanie Vaccari

Canada: Official marks can lead to damages for infringement of regular trademarks, according to Canada's Federal Court of Appeal

Canada - October 29 2020 A recent decision from Canada's Federal Court of Appeal held that official marks do not enjoy any special protections against claims that…

Jim Holloway, Kamleh J Nicola, William Richardson, Stephanie Vaccari

Canada: Update No. 4 - COVID-19 and Canadian Intellectual Property

Canada - June 23 2020 The purpose of this Update No. 4, and future updates as the COVID-19 situation evolves, is to provide affected parties with timely information about…

Jim Holloway, Kamleh J Nicola

Office Action Extension Request Changes by CIPO

Canada - January 23 2020 As of 17 January 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will no longer be granting automatic six-month extensions of time for…

Stephanie Vaccari

Important Note Regarding Designating Canada in Madrid System Filings

Canada - January 16 2020 On 17 June 2019, Canada acceded to the Madrid Protocol. International applicants can now file a single international application and pay one set of…

Stephanie Vaccari