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Upcoming "Blackout Period" For CIPO Online Services
As you may be aware, a number of significant changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act will come into force on June 17, 2019.
20 May 2019
Significant Changes To The Trademarks Act Are Coming – How Will They Impact Your Business And What Can You Do Now To Prepare?
On June 17, 2019, significant changes to the Trademarks Act (the Act) will come into force, impacting trademark and brand management strategies in Canada.
1 May 2019
Federal Court Issued New Guidance On Trademark Use
The Federal Court has issued its latest decision interpreting the "use" requirements under Section 45 of the Trademarks Act (the Act) in the digital millennium.
27 Sep 2018
Viva Brazil: Protecting The Propriedade Industrial Of Rights Holders At The 2016 Rio Olympic Games
An article by Len Glickman, Stephen J. Henderson and Sophie H. Moher titled "Viva Brazil: Protecting the Propriedade Industrial of Rights Holders at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games" has been published...
18 Aug 2016
Brexit – What Is The Impact For European Trademark Owners?
After the victory for the "Leave" side in the UK referendum, we wanted to provide a further update to our Canadian trademark clients about brand protection in the UK and Europe going forward.
European Union
1 Jul 2016
What Would A "Brexit" Mean For Brand Owners With European Trademarks?
Businesses who have protected their brands in the United Kingdom solely through the European Trademark system, may be wondering what will happen to their trademark protection in the United Kingdom should the vote be for a "Brexit".
European Union
24 Jun 2016
Canada Adopts the Nice Classification System
On September 28, 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) began accepting trademark applications in which goods and services are classified according to the Nice Classification system.
12 Oct 2015
Big Changes To Canadian Trademark Law: What They Mean For You
On June 19, 2014, the Parliament of Canada completed the final steps to pass Bill C-31, the somewhat cryptically-named Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, or Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 for short.
29 Apr 2015
Dubious New Domain Name Extensions Available – Protect Your Brand!
Domain names in the new extensions .sucks, .adult and .porn are now available for registration or are launching soon.
1 Apr 2015
Positive Steps: Portions Of Canada’s Combating Counterfeit Products Act Come Into Force
The CCPA creates new civil and criminal remedies and border enforcement measures to curtail commercial activity involving infringing copies and counterfeit trademarked goods.
15 Dec 2014
Canadian Intellectual Property Office Signs On To TMClass
Canadian trademark practice took a step toward international harmonization when the CIPO joined the database of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, TMClass.
4 Sep 2014
Canada’s New Trademarks Act: What It Means For You
As reported in our previous e-lert, the Parliament of Canada passed Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 on June 19, 2014.
1 Jul 2014
Canada's New Trademarks Act Receives Royal Assent
The Parliament of Canada completed the final steps to pass Bill C-31, or Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 for short.
23 Jun 2014
Canada's Proposed Combating Counterfeit Products Act - A First Step In The Right Direction
On Friday, March 1st, 2013, the Canadian Federal Government introduced a new Bill for discussion, proposing the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
5 Mar 2013
Industrial Designs In The War Between Apple And Samsung Electronics
A recent decision of the United Kingdom High Court between Apple Inc. ("Apple") and Samsung Electronics ("Samsung") illustrates the importance of obtaining industrial design registrations.
22 Oct 2012
No-Name Package Causes Confusion In The Dark
The Federal Court of Appeal in Canada recently held that a no-name cigarette package depicting registered design trade-marks, but no word mark, was confusingly similar to the word mark MARLBORO which was registered for use in association with cigarettes.
22 Oct 2012
Using Wayback Machine Evidence
A recent decision of the Trade-mark Opposition Board ("the Opposition Board") has confirmed the admissibility of evidence obtained by using the Wayback Machine.
22 Oct 2012
The Federal Court Of Appeal Clarifies The Approach To Be Taken Concerning Trade-Mark Licences In Section 45 Proceedings
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal reverses the decision of the Federal Court and may ease the burden on a trade-mark owner in showing that use of a trade-mark under a licence of a trade-mark in Canada satisfies the requirements of the Trade-marks Act.
16 Jul 2012
The Importance Of Searching For Common Law Trade-Marks
A recent decision of the Federal Court emphasizes the importance of carrying out a full trade-mark search that includes common law references before making decisions concerning the availability of a trade-mark.
16 Jul 2012
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