Bill C-56 introduces significant changes to Trademarks Act

The Canadian governmenthas introduced Bill C-56 –the Combating CounterfeitProducts Act – which proposessignificant changes to theTrademarks Act and CopyrightAct. The bill aims to “protectCanadian consumers, Canadianmanufacturers and retailersas well as the Canadianeconomy from the health andeconomic threats presentedby counterfeit goods”, and alsoprovides for the registration ofnon-traditional trademarks.


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