Canada has acceded to three new trademark treaties

As of March 17, Canada has formally acceded to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (Singapore Treaty), the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol) and the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Agreement).

These treaties will come into force in Canada on . As of that date, trademark owners in Canada will be able to apply for trademark protection in more than 100 jurisdictions through a single application, in one language, with one set of fees and in one currency.

For more information on the changes, visit the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's Draft resources for upcoming trademarks legislative changes.