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 […]