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Alt Legal WebinarCanadian Trademarks: Like the United States, but… Different

Alt Legal Team | August 23, 2021
2 min read

As many Americans have said upon visiting Canada, ”it’s like the United States, but… different.” The same thing can be said for Canadian trademark law. In this webinar, Nathan Haldane of Fasken discusses the differences between trademark practice in Canada and the United States and provides you with all the information you need to advise your clients about filing in Canada. The realities of e-commerce mean that it is easier than ever to build your brand within Canada, and companies should consider Canada as a necessary part of any international brand strategy. Nathan sets out when and why businesses should begin applying for trademarks in Canada and what they can expect once they have done so. Topics include:

  • Prosecution of an application
  • Opposition and enforcement
  • Cannabis trademarks and advertising (it’s completely legal here)
  • What to advise American clients regarding protecting their trademarks in Canada

Watch recording here (registration required).

You can download all of the webinar materials here.

Resources:

  • For more about non-traditional trademarks in the US, check out this recording from last year’s Alt Legal Connect.

Speaker Bio:

Nathan Haldane, Associate at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Nathan Haldane’s intellectual property practice is focused on providing strategic advice in the field of trademarks, copyright, and advertising law. Nathan assists clients on a broad range of matters, including prosecution and management of their international IP portfolios and by providing advice on commercial agreements and transactions involving IP. Nathan also works with clients on contentious IP issues, providing opinions and guidance on brand protection and enforcement of IP rights. Nathan has acted for clients with respect to domain name and social media disputes and on matters before the Trade-marks Opposition Board and the Federal Court of Canada.

 

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