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: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2018/2018-02-10/html/reg3-eng.html
[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: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/wr04455.html
[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.
Date: November 1, 2018
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