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Major Changes To Canadian Trademark Law And Practice Coming Into Force June 17, 2019 — Are You Ready?
The Canadian Parliament passed legislation back in 2014 which made sweeping and significant changes to the Trademarks Act.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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CUSMA And Regulatory Amendments Create Challenges And Opportunities For IP Owners In 2018
The CUSMA enhances protection and enforcement measures for trade secrets, i.e., valuable business information that derives its value from being kept confidential.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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A Need-To-Know Guide On IP In The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
On October 1, 2018, the Government of Canada announced agreement on a deal for a modernized NAFTA, to be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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Doing Business In Canada
Interested in starting or expanding a business in Canada?
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Enforces Contracts Restricting Grey Market Sales, Not Void For Restraint Of Trade
In the decision of Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal has recently affirmed a Superior Court ruling that a contract that prevents the sale of grey market goods...
Canada
26 Jun 2018
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Québec Introduces New French Language Requirements For Public Signage
As first reported in our May 2016 Update, the amendments come after many years of attempts by the Office québécois de la langue française to require retailers to use French on exterior store signage.
Canada
28 Nov 2016
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British Columbia's New Franchise Regulation: How Do B.C.'s Requirements Stack Up?
Almost a year to the day after the introduction of Bill 38 in the British Columbia legislature, the B.C. government released the regulation to its Franchises Act (the B.C. Act) on October 3, 2016.
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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Privilege For Patent And Trademark Agents Now In Force In Canada
The statutory privilege is subject to those exceptions that apply to solicitor-client privilege, and privilege can be expressly or implicitly waived by the client.
Canada
1 Jul 2016
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Quebec Proposes New French Language Requirements For Public Signage
On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government introduced draft regulations proposing amendments to Quebec's Charter of the French Language that would require public signage that displays English trade-marks...
Canada
11 May 2016
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Federal Budget Proposes Statutory Privilege For Canadian Intellectual Property Agents
On April 21, 2015, the Government of Canada, through the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, tabled Canada’s federal budget for 2015 (Budget 2015).
Canada
24 Apr 2015
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Competition Bureau Releases Draft Updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau released draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines for a 60-day consultation period.
Canada
16 Apr 2014
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The Superior Court Of Québec Sides With Retailers On The Use Of Recognized Trade-Marks In Public Signs And Commercial Advertising
Enacted in 1977, the Charter requires as a general rule that public signs and commercial advertisements, as well as "firm names," be in French.
Canada
12 Apr 2014
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Government Tables Five Intellectual Property Treaties
On January 27, 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Anderson tabled five previously concluded intellectual property treaties in the House of Commons.
Canada
31 Jan 2014
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Combating Counterfeit Products Act
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
Canada
18 Mar 2013
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Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Bill Includes Wide Sweeping Changes To The Trade-marks Act
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which is aimed to reduce the presence and trade in counterfeit goods in Canada.
Canada
11 Mar 2013
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Government Introduces Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation To Strengthen Rights Of Copyright And Trade-Mark Owners
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
Canada
11 Mar 2013
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Ontario Court Considers Tort Of Passing-Off Domain Names
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled that the elements of the tort of passing-off in the context of internet domain names were established in Dentec Safety Specialists Inc. v. Degil Safety Products Inc.
Canada
19 Oct 2012
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Applications To Register Sound Marks Now Accepted By The Canadian Trade-Marks Office
On March 28, 2012, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published a Practice Notice entitled "Trade-mark Consisting of a Sound" which provides that, effective immediately, CIPO will accept applications for the registration of sound marks.
Canada
3 Apr 2012
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