New era in Canadian trademark law. What are the implications?

New era in Canadian trademark law.  What are the implications?

On June 17th sweeping changes were made to Canadian trademark law. Part of those changes included Canada acceding to 3 international trademark treaties, Singapore treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement. What are the implications of these changes? Thomson Reuters recently sat down with authors and leading Intellectual Property practitioners Kelly Gill, Partner at Gowling WLG and Karen Hansen, Senior Registered Trademark Agent, OLLIP, P.C. to understand the impact of these changes. Watch the discussion.

 

The changes to the Trademarks Act modernize Canada’s intellectual property laws by simplifying the regulatory framework, classifying all trademark applications and providing for international registration. These are significant changes in this area of law. Learn about these changes in this 45-minute discussion.

 

What to expect

Karen Hansen, author of Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice Senior Registered Trademark Agent, OLLIP, P.C. Hear their perspective on the following:

  • What are the key changes that has occurred as a result of the trademark legislative changes? Watch this preview
  • What are the international applications that will now be available and what considerations a client should understand before making such an application?
  • Will the prosecution of applications be affected?
  • An explanation about the removal of the “use requirement” and how that will impact trademark registrations.
  • What impact the new rules for official marks will make?
  • How litigation will be impacted as a result of these changes
  • What are the new opposition grounds that will now be available?

 

What are the significant changes in this area?

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The international applications that will now be available and what considerations a client should understand before making such an application

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Will the prosecution of applications be affected?

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What are the challenges around the use requirements?

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