The potential demise of Canada’s use requirement

By Tania D’Souza-Culora and Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy

Eliminating Canada’s use requirement has been much discussed. While there would likely be some negative effects, a number of benefits could result from such a change – in particular, making Canada more attractive to foreign applicants

Much has been written about the potential impact of eliminating the use requirement as a condition for registering trademark rights in Canada.

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