Preparing for change: counting down to Canada’s trademark amendments

By Grant W Lynds

Amendments to the Trademarks Act will likely come into force in 2019. Brand owners should prepare and improve their strategies for protection, trademark acquisition and enforcement in opposition venues

Over the last few years the Canadian government has introduced significant and far-reaching changes to the Trademarks Act through a number of bills, although many key provisions have yet to come into force. Arguably, the most significant changes will result from Bill C-31, which will allow Canada to accede to the Madrid Protocol once it comes into force.

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