Lawyers, patent &
trademark agents

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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No Entitlement to Use Registered Trademark

It is a misconception a trademark registration, patent or industrial design authorizes use of the subject matter in the jurisdiction(s) where issued. Unfortunately, this is not true and can be the subject of considerable confusion. The use of trademarks containing regulated words can be restricted.

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