Some of the more important changes include:
- Canada no longer will require evidence of use of a mark in Canada to obtain a registration.
- The term of registrations will be reduced from 15 years to 10 years.
- Canada will adopt the Nice classification system (the same as the one used in the United States and other countries) and will start charging fees based on the number of classes in an application.
- Government filing fees for filing, registration and renewal will increase.
The Partridge Snow & Hahn Intellectual Property and Technology Group works with clients of all sizes to assist with selecting, protecting and enforcing trademarks in the United States and throughout the world. The firm maintains relationships with attorneys around the world, allowing us to assist U.S. based clients to expand and protect trademark rights outside the United States, and to assist non-U.S. based clients to protect trademark rights in the United States.
For more information, please contact John Ottaviani at 401-861-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.