Stuck in limbo: new class of trademarks may be created by proposed Canadian legislation
Canada’s proposed Child Health Protection Act is making its way through the country’s legislative process. Outlawing the marketing of unhealthy foods to children, it could have a significant impact on the use of food and beverage trademarks. Though the bill exempts affected trademarks from cancellation through non-use, there are fears that this carve-out will create a new class of brands deemed “in limbo”.
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