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Consultation update

Consultation comments received.


Consultation period

Consultation period: October 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014

Consultation documents

Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations 2014

Consultation and discussion

Updating the Trade-marks Regulations is necessary in view of the recent amendments to the Trade-Marks Act contained in Division 25 of the Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-31). 

The proposed regulatory amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations are required to enable Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks.

The new regulations reflect the requirements of the trade-mark treaties and aim to increase legal certainty, streamline and clarify CIPO's procedures, and align Canada's trade-mark protection regime with international norms. The proposed amendments also include measures relating to the opposition regime and summary cancellation proceedings.

Contact information

Should you have any questions about this consultation, please send them by email to, by fax at 819-953-2476, by phone at 819-997-2469, or by regular mail to the following address:

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Trade-marks Branch
50 Victoria Street
Place du Portage II
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
Attention: Darlene Carreau, Chair, Trade-marks Opposition Board, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)