May 14, 2020
Jonathan Colombo and Meghan Dillon were quoted in article "General counsel tread carefully in navigating changes to Canadian trademark laws", published by Canadian Lawyer.
The jury is still out on the success of the amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act that came into play in June 2019, to better align with five international intellectual property treaties. Among the most significant revisions are the removal of the “use” requirement for registration, Canada’s introduction to the Madrid System, the implementation of the Nice classification and changes to fees. Many lawyers are concerned that the removal of the “use” requirement for registration will result in an increase in problematic trademark squatters.
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This article was first published by Canadian Lawyer on May 7, 2020.