On June 17th, Canada’s trademark landscape will change significantly with the long-awaited and much discussed changes to the Trademarks Act that will implement amendments from legislation introduced over the last 5 years.
The details of the changes, including elimination of use as a registration requirement, membership in the Madrid Protocol and new filing and opposition procedures have already been the subject of much debate and commentary. However, what will this mean for the long-term practice of trademark law in Canada? What changes to our practices should we expect to see – and can we prepare for them now?
Join Cynthia Rowden of Bereskin & Parr, who has been an active commentator on the changes to Canadian trademark law and practice, for some crystal-ball gazing on the future.