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As of Monday, June 17, brand owners filing trademark applications will be paying more, as the amended Trade-marks Act and the new Trademarks Regulations come into force.At present, to file a trademark application, “regardless of the number of goods and services, regardless of the number of classes,” the fee is $250, says Janet Fuhrer of Ridout & Maybee LLP in Ottawa. As of Monday, she says, the base fee will be $330 for one class of goods and services and $100 for each additional class of services.
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New trademark act heralds dramatic change, fee increases. With June 17, 2019, quickly approaching, the new Canadian Trade-marks Act is about to dramatically change the brand protection landscape.The good news is that the new legislative changes will actually bring Canada in line with many international treaties and make it easier to simultaneously file international trademark applications. The government also made wise and potentially helpful modifications to expand the definition for trademarks and give applicants the ability to divide applications, which will be of strategic assistance during prosecution and in the event of an opposition.
In 2014, Canada announced significant changes to its trademark law. The Canadian government recently announced that the new regime will come into force, along with new supporting regulations and pract
Canada: Long Time Coming: New Trademarks Act Coming Into Force June 2019 Last Updated: November 26 2018 Article by Michelle Nelles and Kevin TuohyTorys LLP Nearly five years after receiving royal assent, amendments to the Trademarks Act will come into force on June 17, 2019. The federal government made the announcement through publishing the new Trademark Regulations in the Canada Gazette II on November 14.1
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Set to come into effect next year, the legislative changes to the Trade-marks Act will bring Canada in line with international treaties and make trademark applications faster. But the changes will likely cause uncertainty for trademark lawyers, and the removal of the use requirement may open up the trademarks register to a flood of speculation.