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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Nov 11, 2015 (Newsletter Issue 17/15)
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Implementation of Trademarks Act Postponed

The Canadian Trademarks Office recently announced that the amendments to the Trademarks Act will not come into force until at least the beginning of 2018. It was initially believed that the amendments would be earlier.

Under the current Act, applicants need to file a Declaration of Use when they file an application on a basis of proposed use in order to obtain their certificate of registration. The new Act will eliminate this requirement. In the event that the Declaration of Use has not been filed yet, an extension of time needs to be requested until the new law comes into force.

For further information please check the article of our Country Index partner Joli-Coeur Lacasse Avocats here

Source: Joli-Coeur Lacasse Avocats, Canada