A recent bill proposes major changes to the Trade-Marks Act.  Some of the significant changes being proposed include:

  • Adoption of the Nice Classification of goods and services
  • Expansion of the definition of a trade-mark
  • Reduction of term of trade-mark from 15 years to 10 years
  • No longer a requirement to state that the mark has been used, or is intended to be used, in Canada
  • No longer a requirement to file a Declaration of Use

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