The impetus behind law modernization: the Canadian example

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has requested comments from
the public relating to the proposed modernization of the Canadian Trademarks
Act, which has remained essentially intact since its implementation over half
a century ago. Jennifer McKay of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Ottawa examines
the proposed changes and the reasons behind them - from the possibility of acceding
to international treaties to the necessity to put an end to some contradictions
within the existing act.

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