About the Trade-marks Opposition Board
The TMOB comprises of a chairperson, members, hearing officers, a manager and clerks. The chair, members and hearing officers each has delegated authority from the Registrar to conduct hearings and render decisions pursuant to the Trade-marks Act and Trade-marks Regulations.
The responsibilities of the TMOB with respect to opposition and section 45 proceedings include:
- assessing the initial request;
- corresponding with both parties;
- ruling on various interlocutory matters (oppositions proceedings only);
- scheduling and conducting oral hearings; and
- rendering decisions.