Description of Dates

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Select one or more action dates

You may restrict your search by selecting a date range for a given "office actions" (filed, advertised, registered, international registration date, registration expiry date or inactivated) and a specified date range. Enter the appropriate start and end dates if you are interested in a specific range and click on the button "Add Date". If you do not wish to restrict your search by selecting an "action", select "all" from the drop-down menu.

Note: If you modify the default date selection, you must specify an action other than "All" for your search to be valid.

An Action History table is found on all trademark details page, which lists the office action progression for a filed trademark record.

When you chose an action from the dropdown list, you must select the date range by using the "From" date field and the "To" date field. Not all actions are searchable. i.e.: created, formalized, searched, renewed.

Adding more than one action date range

You may add more than one office action date range to your search query by selecting specific dates for a new office action and clicking on the "Add Date" button. All date range selection will be displayed in a list below the section called "Dates added to search".

Removing one or more action date range

To remove an office action date range previously selected, click on the "X" icon next to the selection you want to remove.

The All date signifies:

Entire database collection of trademark records. If unchanged this is the default dates.

The default "From" date is 01-01-1865 and the "To" date defaults to the date that the database was last updated. The database is updated weekly on Wednesdays.

Date Filed signifies:

The date a completed application is officially received and filed at the Trademarks Office. That filed date can also include the "Priority Filing Date": Under the terms of the Convention of the Union of Paris, an applicant (or their successor in title) who is a member of a country of the Union (any country that is a member of the Union for the Protection of Industrial Property constituted under the Convention, or any World Trade Organization member) may file an application for registration of a trademark in Canada, and may claim as the filing date the date they filed an application in or for another Union country for the same or substantially the same trademark for use in association with the same kind of goods or services. The Canadian application must be filed within 6 months of this date (see section 34 of the Trademarks Act).

Date Advertised signifies:

For trademarks, the advertised date is the date on which a trademark is advertised under section 37(1)(d) of the Trademarks Act.

For Section 9 marks, the advertised date is the date public notice is given.

For plant variety denominations, the advertisement date is the date on which the denomination was published in the Plant Varieties Journal of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency under the Plant Breeders' Rights Act.

For geographical indications, the advertisement date is the date on which they were published under section 11.12 of the Trademarks Act.

Date Registered signifies:

For trademarks, the date registered is the date on which a trademark is registered.

For plant variety denominations, the date registered is the date on which the Canadian Food Inspection Agency granted protection for the denomination.

For geographical indications, the date registered is the date on which they have been entered on the list.

The date registered for Royal Canadian Legion marks is the date on which protection was granted pursuant to an Act respecting the Royal Canadian Legion.

International Registration Date signifies:

This is the international registration date of the protocol application/registration.

Registration Expiry Date signifies:

The date on which the trademark registration expires.

Date Inactivated signifies:

The date on which the trademark was no longer in good standing with the Office. These will include applications that have been deemed never to have been filed, withdrawn by owner or refused, and registrations that have been cancelled, merged or expunged.