A New Frontier: Canada Overhauls Its Trademarks Act

The countdown is on — come June 17, 2019, changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act (Act) take effect, transforming the IP landscape with the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark system in 60 years.

In this video, members from the Blakes Intellectual Property group discuss the upcoming changes, their implications and how to prepare for, and respond to, the Act’s provisions. Among the most notable changes are the elimination of the need to use a mark before registration and measures to align Canada’s trademark legislation with international norms and treaties by adopting the Nice Classification and joining the Madrid Protocol.

View the summary of changes to Canada’s trademark system here.

For further information, please contact:

Anthony Prenol               416-863-4292
Antonio Turco                 416-863-5261
Sarah O’Grady                416-863-4305
Dori Walton                    416-863-2478

or any other member of our Intellectual Property group.

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