商標登録insideNews: Intellectual property office tackles pending trademark application backlog | The Lawyer’s Daily

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published two new Practice Notices aiming to address its unexamined application backlog. There is currently a significant examination backlog consisting of over 161,000 applications having filing dates stretching back to April of 2018. CIPO is receiving new applications at the rate of about 6,000 applications per month, but is only issuing about 4,000 examination reports per month. It is critical to address the backlog to avert a total collapse of the Canadian trademark system.

情報源: Intellectual property office tackles pending trademark application backlog – The Lawyer’s Daily

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Anyone who has filed a trademark application in Canada over the past number of years has probably noticed the extraordinary length of time it takes…

情報源: Canada Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Announces Expedited Examination Procedure for Trademark Applications – Lexology

In recent years, the length of time that it takes the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) to examine a trademark application has grown…

情報源: Fast and Curious: CIPO Announces Steps to Speed up Trademark Examination – Lexology

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures ..

情報源: Expedited Trademark Examination Now Available In Canada – Intellectual Property – Canada

記事によれば、カナダ知的財産庁への早期審査(expedited examination)は次の場合に請求できます。
1.願書に記載されている商品またはサービスに関連する出願人の商標に関して、訴訟が予想されるか、進行中です。
2.出願人は、願書に記載されている商品またはサービスに関連する出願人の商標に関し、カナダ国境で偽造品と闘う過程にあります。
3.出願人は、知的財産権がオンライン市場で深刻な不利益を被るのを防ぐために、商標の登録を要求しています。
4.出願人は、定められた期限内の優先権主張を維持し、外国の知的財産庁からの要請に応じて、商標の登録を要求しています。

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