Canada Moves Towards Madrid – the Harmonizing of Canada’s Trademark Laws

On April 7, 2014, in News, Trademarks, by Paula Clancy

On January 27, 2014, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs tabled five IP treaties in the House of Commons, three of which relate to trademarks, namely: (a) the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the “Madrid Protocol”); (b) the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks; and (c) the […]

Canada preparing for Overhaul of Trade-marks Act

On April 1, 2014, in News, Trademarks, by Paula Clancy

The Canadian government has tabled the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1 (Bill C-31) to bring Canada’s trademark laws in line with the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty.  Among the proposals included in the Bill are: the introduction of the classification system for goods and services established by the Nice Agreement; […]