Distinctiveness enjoys enhanced importance under new legislation
The scrutiny of both inherent distinctiveness and actual evidence of ability to distinguish in the marketplace will increase once amendments to the Trademarks Act come into force
Amendments to the Trademarks Act were passed into law in 2014 and are not expected to come into force until 2016 at the earliest. These amendments focus on the importance of inherent distinctiveness in a mark that is adopted for use or registration in Canada.
This article is part of World Trademark Review's premium intelligence and is only available to subscribers.
Register to access two of our subscriber only articles per month
Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts
What our customers are saying
World Trademark Review is simply the first resource I will go to for trademark-related information, whether about the latest trademark law development or case news, top trademark practitioners or interesting trademark events.
Jerry F Xia
Deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel – Asia-Pacific, corporate law department
Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.