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- Royal Assent Received for Most Recent Amendments to Canada’s IP Legislation
Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018 (the “Act”), received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018, after moving through Parliament at a blistering pace. In all, less than two months elapsed between the tabling of the bill and its passage. These amendments will affect the Trade-marks Act, the Pa … Read more »
- Delays Nourish Desires: Canada’s New Trademark Laws Come Into Force June 17, 2019
Earlier today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office announced that long-anticipated amendments to Canada’s trademark laws will come into force on June 17, 2019. It also published a new set of Trademarks Regulations, which will support those amendments. First introduced in June of 2014, the ame … Read more »
- Parliament Tables Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Act
On October 29, 2018, the Canadian Parliament tabled, in a surprise to many practitioners, the Budget Implementation Act 2 (Bill C-86), which would amend, among other things, the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Copyright Act. In addition, the bill contains provisions enacting the College of Patent a … Read more »
- No Hotel in Canada? No Problem – Trademark Owner Maintains Trademark Registration With Hotel Services
The Federal Court of Canada (the “Court”) recently released its decision in Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP v Miller Thomson, 2018 FC 895. In the decision underlying this appeal, the Registrar expunged the Canadian trademark registration for WALDORF-ASTORIA, owned Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP (“Hilto … Read more »
- Canadian Trademarks Law: 2017 in Review
Our very own Scott Lamb’s annual take on major developments in the world of Canadian trademark law has been recently published in the authoritative Annual Review of Law & Practice. A copy of Scott’s insightful update can be found online here. Notably, one of the biggest highlights from 2017 were the … Read more »
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