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CAUTION: Unexpected Gov't Fees in Trademark Applications & Renewals

As of June 17, 2019, trademark application and renewal fees will become dependent upon the number of Nice Classes that apply to the goods and services in the application/registration. For the unwary, the statutory date for calculating the applicable fees creates the potential for unexpected fees.

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The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released a report on its study of remuneration models for artists and creative industries in preparation for a parliamentary review of the Copyright Act.

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Online Trademark Services in Canada Not Available June 14-16

No online services will be available in Canada with respect to trademarks June 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to file early if relying on a priority claim scheduled to expire June 13 or 14 or otherwise want to ensure filings are processed before filing fees increase.

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