Like the USPTO, CIPO has seen significant changes in trademark law in recent years. The 2019 Trademarks Act changed registration terms, brought Canadian trademarks into the Madrid Protocol, removed the use requirement for registration, and more. Join Gowling partner Paula Clancy for an overview of recent Canadian legislation and litigation and a discussion of how the changes are likely to affect trademark practice there and in the US. In particular, she addresses:
- The amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act
- Delays in trademark applications and the current timeline for review
- Bill 96’s French language requirement and how it is likely to affect trademarks
- Relevant and interesting recent litigation cases
View recording here.