Resources for trademarks legislative changes

Canada's modernized trademarks legislative framework has officially come into force enabling Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol, and the Nice Agreement.

This page offers resources intended to provide information and guidance on the new processes and procedures that will now apply under the amended Trademarks Act and the new Trademarks Regulations.

For more information about the trademark legislative changes and accession to the international trademark treaties, please refer to Trademarks legislative changes and international treaties.

Trademark practice notices

The trademark practice notices and the Trademarks Opposition Board practice notices are intended to provide guidance on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office practice and interpretation of the amended Trademarks Act and the new Trademarks Regulations.

Trademark information session presentations

2019 Information sessions on the modernized trademarks legislative framework: Presented in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary ( February 21, 2019 to March 13, 2019 )

2020 Information sessions on trademarks: Presented in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Gatineau (January 27, 2020 to February 10, 2020)


Trademarks Examination Manual

Information on the Madrid Protocol

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