January 1, 2021 fee adjustment: On January 1, 2021, the fees for the services outlined below will increase by 2%, in accordance with the Service Fees Act. Note that not all fees are subject to the annual adjustment.
Application for the registration of a trademark;
Statement of opposition;
Application to extend the statement of goods or services;
Request for the giving of one or more notices under subsections 44(1) or 45(1) of the Trademarks Act;
Renewal of a registered trademark;
Issuance of a certificate of registration under item 15 of the Tariff of Fees of the former Trade‑marks Regulations;
Trademark agent qualifying examination;
Request for a name to be entered, maintained or reinstated on the list of trademark agents.
Effective on May 20, 2020, we are starting a new initiative. You or your appointed agent might get a call from a trademark examiner asking for:Verbal permission to amend your application. A trademark examiner might call to ask for verbal permission to:add missing disclaimers related to the use of a trademarked colour system or the 11-point maple leaf. An electronic revised trademark application. A trademark examiner might call to ask you to send an amended trademark application, if:a registration symbol (example: “TM” or “MC”) needs to be removedtypographical errors need to be correctedthe entire mark is disclaimedpriority claims are not properly linked to an amended statement of goods and servicesthe statement of goods and services is improperly separated by punctuation (example: a displaced semicolon)the Nice Classification is incorrecta colour claim is incomplete
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.
The following online services will be unavailable from Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 00:00am EDT to Monday, June 17, 2019 at 06:00am EDT for system upgrades and enhancements:Trademarks e-FilingTrademarks Registration and RenewalFile a Statement of Opposition or Request an Extension of TimeEnter a Name to the List of Trademark Agents;Trademarks DatabaseTrademarks Journal
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.
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