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Client Alert: Major Changes in Canadian Trademark Law

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Will You Be Ready by June 17, 2019?

Beginning on June 17, 2019, Canada’s system of trademark protection is set to undergo a number of major changes. These changes will have a significant impact on the Canadian trademarks system as we know it. If your business currently owns a registered Canadian trademark, or is planning to register one soon, it is vital to learn the effect of these changes.

The revised Canadian trademark law seeks to align Canada’s trademark practice with that of Canada's major international trading partners including the United States and the European Union. Adoption of the standardized international procedures will also make it easier for international companies to seek protections for their businesses and trademarks in Canada.

Next Steps

June 17, 2019 is just around the corner so it is important to familiarize yourself with these changes now and assess how they will impact the trademarks you use in your business. Before June 13, complete the following:

Pending Canadian Applications

Other Considerations

We Can Help

If you would like to discuss options for filing your trademark applications or renewing existing registrations before the upcoming changes take effect, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.


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