Canadian Trademarks Update

The new Trademarks Act in Canada comes into effect in 2 weeks, on June 17, 2019. Please see our post of February 22 for an outline of some of the changes.

As a reminder, in regards to fees, it is important to note that there will be a separate fee charged per class ($330 government fee for the first class and then $100 for each additional class). In Canada, if the Examiner decides that additional classes are necessary, the applicant will have to pay the fee for each class identified by the examiner. Therefore, it is important for applicants to carefully review the span of the claimed goods and services prior to filing to avoid extra fees.

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