Region: Canada

CIRA partners with ScamAdviser to combat fraudulent sites

The Canadian domain name registry has recently announced a partnership with ScamAdviser aimed at strengthening its anti-fraud capabilities.

05 November 2021

The Canadian Trademarks Act: more changes are on the way

In an exclusive guest post, Dickinson Wright partner Sanjukta Tole and associate Dan Poliwoda dive into the latest developments of the Canadian Trademarks Act.

18 October 2021

Options to expedite trademark examination in Canada

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has continued its efforts to improve examination processing times and introduced options for trademark owners to expedite examination.

12 October 2021

USMCA or FTA, UK GI regime will be defining factor in talks with US

Prospects of a trade deal and speculation that the United Kingdom could join the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement have dominated coverage of the UK prime minister’s trip to Washington DC.

25 September 2021

Canadian IP Office pledges to reduce examination delays: exclusive update

The Canadian IP Office is confident that efforts to address ongoing delays in examination are yielding positive results, but more needs to be done.

22 September 2021

Practical strategies for protecting and enforcing cannabis brands across North America

There are big differences in how cannabis trademarks are treated in the United States and Canada. Shabnam Malek of Brand & Branch in California and Graham Hood of Smart & Biggar LLP in Ontario pull together key recommendations for developing a brand that is robust across both jurisdictions.

26 August 2021

CIPO examination backlog worsens; INTA files amicus brief; UKIPO changes fee process – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at interim deputy director Coke Stewart departing the USPTO, Namibia joining TMclass, Beyond Meat looking to introduce non-dairy brands, and much more.

20 August 2021

CCFN keeps an eye on Mexico GI regime after a year of USMCA

Focus remains on Mexico adhering to the terms of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as Consortium for Common Food Names senior director Shawna Morris considers the treaty’s effects on geographical indications over the past 12 months.

09 August 2021

Canada publishes harmful online content proposals as government looks to oversight of online environment

While not focused on IP infringement, this development is one to watch as it represents the latest in a series of moves by the government towards expanding oversight of the online world and intermediaries.

02 August 2021

Cannabis brand parodies, a new bad-faith standard and more: Legal Updates from the Americas you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

28 July 2021

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