Amended Canadian Trade-marks Act and Anticipated Changes in Canadian Trademark Procedure


  • Information in this summary has been extracted from the latest draft of the proposed Canadian Trademarks Regulations[i] and the Draft – Guide to Transitional Provisions of Bill C-31.[ii] Summary highlights key procedural changes only.[iii]
  • Amended Trade-marks Act “Coming-Into-Force” date is anticipated to be early-2019[iv]

[i] Trade-marks Act: Trademarks Regulations. (2018). Canada Gazette Part I, 152(6). Retrieved from the Canada Gazette website:

[ii] Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Canadian Intellectual Property Office. (2018). Draft – Guide to Transitional Provisions of Bill C-31. Retrieved from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website:

[iii] List of changes not exhaustive and is meant for information purposes only.

[iv] CIF date is not yet definitive.

[v] All references to fees relate to Canadian dollars.

Amy Croll
Enid Goldberg
Date:  November 1, 2018

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