In an effort to accelerate the processing of trademark applications, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced sweeping changes to its examination system.
The truth is that backlog has plagued […]
Effective May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications.
Within recent years, CIPO’s turnaround time for examining new trademark applications has […]
I recently participated on a panel discussion about what it takes to bring a product to market. I want to share with you some of the product trademark insights that […]
What happens to your Madrid Protocol trademark application if your home country trademark application is rejected?
Let’s backtrack a bit.
The international procedure under the Madrid Protocol (the Protocol) begins with a […]
In the interest of timeliness and efficacy, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) allows for certain amendments to pending trademark applications to be initiated by way of a simple telephone […]
Extensions of time in Canadian trademark prosecution are exceptional. The seemingly limitless ability to secure extensions in trademark examination is simply a thing of the past. Foreign counsel and domestic […]
Madrid Protocol Trademark Applications: Foreign Trademark Counsel (and Applicants) Should Always Be In The Know!Cynthia Mason
Canada’s accession to the Madrid Protocol became effective on June 17, 2019. Since then, it has become a popular means of securing trademark protection in Canada.
The Madrid Protocol offers businesses […]
Use it or Lose it … Federal Court of Appeal Provides Clarity on What Constitutes Trademark “Use” for Services on the InternetCynthia Mason
Use is a fundamental concept in Canadian trademark jurisprudence. The Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) confers priority rights to the first user of a trademark and codifies the common law […]