Canadian Trademarks Update

In accordance with new Canadian trademark laws, today the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement have now come into force for Canada. These changes give Canadian businesses access to the a centralized trademark filing systems enabling them to apply for a trademark in up to 120 countries with only one application.

The following resources guide has been made available by the Canadian Patent Office providing reference to how examiner’s will interpret the provisions of the Trademarks Act and Regulations:

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