World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Canada

A year on from the biggest shake-up of Canadian trademark law in decades – which saw Canada join the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement, and eliminate the use requirement to obtain trademark protection – the general trend of increased trademark activity continues, as Canada remains an...

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A year on from the biggest shake-up of Canadian trademark law in decades – which saw Canada join the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement, and eliminate the use requirement to obtain trademark protection – the general trend of increased trademark activity continues, as Canada remains an important market for foreign brands. However, the update has exacerbated the problem of long waiting times to secure registrations as the Canadian IP Office adjusts to the new environment; the pandemic has also been a big factor in extending examination timeframes. However, the Canadian IP Office is working hard to improve efficiency – for example, through a recruitment drive for new examiners.

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