ARCHIVED — Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations
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May 1, 2012
The Trade-marks Branch received the following feedback during the February 23, 2012 to April 23, 2012 consultation period:
- Internation Trademark Association (PDF – 296 KB – 19 pages)
- Smart & Biggar (PDF – 388 KB – 5 pages)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (PDF – 215 KB – 28 pages)
- FICPI Canada (PDF – 205 KB – 4 pages)
- Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (PDF – 27 KB – 2 pages)
Please note that comments are in the language in which they were submitted to CIPO.
February 23, 2012 to April 23, 2012
Your comments will be reviewed and taken into consideration. All comments will be posted on our website following the consultation period. Your comments are appreciated and will add value to our analytical process.
Consultation and Discussion
The proposed amendments to the Trade-mark Regulations aim at modernizing and simplifying the administration of the trade-marks regime to increase effectiveness and reduce operational costs for business. The proposed amendments include measures relating to the opposition regime intended to streamline and simplify procedures relating to filing and serving of evidence, cross-examination, written arguments and hearings, and issuance of notices, and measures relating to trade-mark examination, which seek to respond to evolving business and marketing practices and to streamline transactions between applicants and the Registrar of Trade-marks.
Should you wish to provide comments, please submit them by April 23, 2012 to the attention of:
50 Victoria Street, Room C 236-7A
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9
Thank you for your participation and interest in this matter.
Trade-marks Opposition Board