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 […]
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 […]
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 […]