Trademarks – Fee Increases coming January 1, 2024


GOVERNMENT FEE INCREASES – January 1, 2024 It has been nearly 20 years since the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) substantially changed government fees.  As all things become due with time, the government has initiated a plan to increase fees by approximately 25% effective January 1, 2024.  The exact amount of the fee will vary [...]

Trademarks – Fee Increases coming January 1, 20242024-02-14T17:00:20+00:00

Trademark Changes Update


We are now well-into the new trademark regime in Canada! While the changeover has been a very busy time for us and other Canadian IP firms, we are settling into the new system after many webinars, information sessions and a flurry of practice notices issued on June 17th by CIPO. As you may recall, [...]

Trademark Changes Update2019-08-30T16:20:19+00:00



New Trademark System in Canada CIPO issued a notice on November 14th confirming that the new Act and Rules changing the trademark system in Canada will come into force on June 17, 2019. The biggest change is the elimination of the declaration of use requirement to secure a registration for an intent to use [...]




New Trademark System in Canada As many of you are aware, a new trademark system is going to come into force in Canada wherein, among other major changes, use of the mark in Canada or a declaration of use for a trademark based on intent to use in Canada will not be required for pending applications [...]

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