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Implementation of Trademarks Act Amendments – Now Scheduled for 2019

Implementation of Trademarks Act Amendments – Now Scheduled for 2019:  What This Means For Brand Owners?

Last Updated: February 21 2017

Article by Cynthia Rowden

Bereskin & Parr LLP

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has confirmed that it now plans to implement the amendments to the Trademarks Act in early 2019. These will bring major changes to the trademark regime in Canada, including the elimination of “use” as a registration requirement, and accession to the Madrid Protocol, which will permit both Canadian and non-Canadian trademark owners to extend international registration rights through a simplified filing system. Read More.

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