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Trademarks Act & Commentary, 2020 Edition

This trademark law desktop reference for IP practitioners, agents and clerks brings together the full text of the Trademarks Act and Regulations, selected provisions of other governing legislation, suggested forms and other practice-related materials.
Publication Language: English

Softcover | 560 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433503491

Product description

Trademarks Practice after Bill C-31 and new Trademark Regulations, all in force on June 17, 2019
By Bill C-31, the Trademarks Act was amended to align Canada’s trademark system with the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement. The amendments recognize non-traditional trademarks and change the application process, thus allowing applicants to register trademarks without having to provide declarations of the use of the trademarks in Canada. The new Regulations change the rules governing oppositions and cancellation proceedings and set out the rules governing the application of the Madrid Protocol. Plus, all Trademarks Office Practice Notices are now completely rewritten along with new Trademarks Opposition Board Practice Notices.

The 2020 Edition of this trademark law desktop reference for IP practitioners, agents and clerks brings together the full text of the up-to-date Trademarks Act and Regulations, selected provisions of other governing legislation and other practice-related materials. The year in review and introductory commentary, prepared by Sanjukta Tole and Nathan Fan, fully update you on legislative, jurisprudential and practice developments.

Features and Benefits

  • Introductory commentary – Gain an overview of both the legislative and operative frameworks for trademark practice in Canada
  • Year in review – Discover major recent developments and their implications on trademark practice
  • Full text of key legislation and pertinent materials – Locate all essential trademark information and data with no need to search elsewhere
  • Practice notices – Follow current Trademarks Office and Trademarks Opposition Board Practice Notices and keep abreast of latest changes

Also Includes

  • The Trademarks Examination Manual
  • Madrid Examination and Procedures Manual
  • Relevant sections of the Competition Act
  • Tariff of fees
  • Table of concordance comparing the Trademarks Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. T-13 to the Trademarks Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. T-1

New Edition Highlights

  • Discussion of changes to patent practice arising from Bill C-31 amendments and the new Trademark Regulations, all in force June 17, 2019
  • 2019 Year In Review, noting key developments and recent decisions such as:
    • Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd., 2019 FCA 10 (F.C.A.)
    • Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP v. Cosmetic Warriors Ltd., 2019 FCA 48 (F.C.A.)
    • Excalibre Oil Tools Ltd v. Advantage Products Inc., 2019 FCA 121 (F.C.A.)
  • Recently revised Trademarks Examination Manual
  • The Madrid Examination and Procedures Manual
  • All new or recently issued Trademarks Office Practice Notices and Trademark Opposition Board Practice Notices

Who Uses This Consolidation?

  • Intellectual property lawyers who need to stay abreast of the latest developments in trademarks
  • Trademark agents/clerks who must have instant access to pertinent legislation and related material for completing trademark applications and processing claims
  • Intellectual property trainees/students who need an overview of trademark law and practice
  • Large business corporations and in-house counsel who need to protect their own trademarks
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada who must have instant access to key legislation and material in delivering current programs and services

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Table of contents

Year in Review
Table of Concordance
Trademarks Act
Trademarks Regulations, SOR/2018-227
Practice Notices
Trademarks Examination Manual
Fee Schedule
Madrid Examination and Procedures Manual
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Selected Provisions of the Competition Act
Selected Provisions of the Criminal Code
Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act & Regulations
Membership List of the World Trade Organization