On November 14, 2018, the Government of Canada announced that amendments to the Trademarks Act and Regulations are set to come into force on June 17, 2019 (Order in Council, PC 2018-1329). The Government of Canada also published new Trademarks Regulations in Canada Gazette, Part II.
The Trademarks Act was amended in 2014 and 2015 (previously reported in the E-TIPS® newsletter here and here). The new Act and Regulations include significant changes to Canada’s trademark law in order to reflect the requirements of the Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty and Nice Agreement.
Some of the notable changes include:
For more information, please see CIPO’s website or contact us.
Summary By: Michelle Noonan