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1. Webinar: Updated TMOB Electronic Services, 56:36

Webinar: Updated TMOB Electronic Services

TMOBはTrademarks Opposition Board(商標異議審判部)の略称で、Opposition(異議申立) and Section 45(不使用取消)の手続を取り扱います。カナダ商標法第45条では、商標権者が第45条の告知の日付より前の3年間にカナダで商標の使用を示すことができない場合、商標登録の削除(抹消)を要求することができます。

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1.CETA – Protecting your intellectual property rights in Canada, 53:53

CETA - Protecting your intellectual property rights in Canada

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1.État des lieux des indications géographiques: regards d’experts, 1:10:18

État des lieux des indications géographiques: regards d’experts

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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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Intellectual property protection abroad
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商標登録insideNews: USMCAが発効、国内法整備も完了(カナダ、米国、メキシコ) | ジェトロ

米国・メキシコ・カナダ協定(USMCA)が7月1日に発効した。メキシコ政府は6月29日付官報において、USMCAを北米自由貿易協定(NAFTA)に代えて発効させ、新たに新設されたのは、連邦産業財産権保護法、品質インフラ法(基準認証に関する新法)であり、改定されたのは連邦刑法と連邦著作権法である。知財関連が多く、USMCAの知的財産の章の先進的内容を反映するためのもの。

情報源: USMCAが発効、国内法整備も完了(カナダ、米国、メキシコ) | ビジネス短信 – ジェトロ

情報源: UNITED STATES–MEXICO–CANADA TRADE FACT SHEET Modernizing NAFTA into a 21st Century Trade Agreement | United States Trade Representative

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement on a modernized, high-standard Intellectual Property (IP) chapter that provides strong and effective protection and enforcement of IP rights critical to driving innovation, creating economic growth, and supporting American jobs.

Key Highlights: Protections for United States Innovators and Creators

The new IP Chapter will:

  • Require full national treatment for copyright and related rights so United States creators are not deprived of the same protections that domestic creators receive in a foreign market.
  • Continue to provide strong patent protection for innovators by enshrining patentability standards and patent office best practices to ensure that United States innovators, including small- and medium-sized businesses, are able to protect their inventions with patents.
  • Include strong protection for pharmaceutical and agricultural innovators.
  • Require a minimum copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years, and for those works with a copyright term that is not based on the life of a person, a minimum of 75 years after first authorized publication.
  • Require strong standards against the circumvention of technological protection measures that often protect works such as digital music, movies, and books.
  • Establish appropriate copyright safe harbors to provide protection for IP and predictability for legitimate enterprises that do not directly benefit from the infringement, consistent with United States law.
  • Provide important procedural safeguards for recognition of new geographical indications (GIs), including strong standards for protection against issuances of GIs that would prevent United States producers from using common names, as well as establish a mechanism for consultation between the Parties on future GIs pursuant to international agreements.
  • Enhance provisions for protecting trademarks, including well-known marks, to help companies that have invested effort and resources into establishing goodwill for their brands.

Key Achievement: Most Comprehensive Enforcement Provisions of Any Trade Agreement

For the first time, a trade agreement will require all of the following:

  • Ex officio authority for law enforcement officials to stop suspected counterfeit or pirated goods at every phase of entering, exiting, and transiting through the territory of any Party.
  • Express recognition that IP enforcement procedures must be available for the digital environment for trademark and copyright or related rights infringement.
  • Meaningful criminal procedures and penalties for unauthorized camcording of movies, which is a significant source of pirated movies online.
  • Civil and criminal penalties for satellite and cable signal theft.
  • Broad protection against trade secret theft, including against state-owned enterprises.

Key Achievement: Strongest Standards of Protection for Trade Secrets of Any Prior FTA

In particular, the Chapter has the most robust protection for trade secrets of any prior United States trade agreement. It includes all of the following protections against misappropriation of trade secrets, including by state-owned enterprises: civil procedures and remedies, criminal procedures and penalties, prohibitions against impeding licensing of trade secrets, judicial procedures to prevent disclosure of trade secrets during the litigation process, and penalties for government officials for the unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets.

商標登録insideNews: Be prepared: Fees for some of our services will increase on January 1, 2021 | Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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.

情報源: Fees for trademarks – Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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.

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Intellectual Property Strategy

商標登録insideNew: New initiative – Trademark amendments without an examiner’s report | Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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

情報源: File a new or amended trademark or certification mark application – Canadian Intellectual Property Office