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Applications will be assessed against a pre-approved list of goods and services, and applicants will be receiving pre-assessment letters informing them of the automated analysis results.
30 May 2022
Following the decision, there is a significant risk that applications for marks containing any reference with geographic significance will now face objection.
28 April 2022
The Canadian registries have introduced a number of changes in an effort to reduce the current backlog of trademark and patent applications. Dickinson Wright’s Sanjukta Tole and Yuri Chumak assess the new measures and how they will affect IP owners.
18 April 2022
The primary responsibility for battling counterfeit products lies with rights holders, which must take steps to protect and enforce their rights through comprehensive licensing arrangements, diligent civil enforcement and the training of and cooperation with law enforcement and customs authorities.
15 April 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at fake goods discovered in the Philippines, ICANN responding to the European Commission’s counterfeiting call, and much more.
12 April 2022
Gowling’s Monique M Couture’s deep dive into six selected cases highlights themes that not only offer an overview of the trademark landscape in Canada, but also provide vital clues on how brand owners can best navigate it
10 February 2022
Cannabis-related filings have almost halved since their peak three years ago, but the Canadian market could be on the verge of new opportunity.
18 January 2022
Canadian trademark filings are on the up, but the IP office and local agents have their work cut out for them.
12 January 2022
A takedown request with Amazon.ca has come back to bite the requesting party when its trademark registration was successfully challenged by the recipient of the request.
10 January 2022
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