Changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act and Regulations

June 6, 2019 | Eugene J.A Gierczak | Toronto

Federation of Canadian-Brazilian Businesses

In order to modernize its current trademark laws and to comply with international rules, Canada joined the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement by passing Bill C-31, which makes many amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) has also begun drafting resources intended to provide information and guidance on the new processes and procedures that will apply once these amendments come into force on June 17, 2019.