On October 16, 2015, Ms. Johanne Bélisle, Commissioner of
Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer at the
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), gave a keynote
address at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Intellectual Property
Institute (IPIC) in which she provided an update on the expected
date for the implementation in Canada of the Nice, Madrid and
Singapore international trademark treaties, which are set to
significantly overhaul and modernize the existing trademark
As per her declaration, the Nice Classification is still
intended to be included in Canadian law shortly during the Fall of
2015, while the Singapore Treaty and Madrid Protocol are now set to
be implemented in early 2018 (as compared to initial estimates of
late 2015/early 2016), thus pushing back the estimated date of
entry into force of the amendments to the Trademarks
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