Expediated Registration Process for Contested Trademark Applications

The trademark registration process in Canada can be a lengthy process, beginning with a 15 to 18-month examination period before a trademark examiner informs you whether your trademark is registrable. Historically, if the examiner raised an issue with…

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Canada Adopts International IP Measures

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has announce that the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement came into force in Canada today, June 17, 2019.

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Financial Assistance for Your Intellectual Property

Did you know that the Government of Canada has various financing assistance programs that could cover costs associated with protecting and acquiring intellectual property (IP) rights? From administrative fees to hiring an IP professional (i.e. the lawyers at…

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Facebook IP, the Basics

Every few months, I notice that a new wave of user posted notifications appear on various social networks. These notices primarily appear on FaceBook, and generally attempt to unilaterally limit the sites right to utilize user posted material…

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