Public Consultations on the Proposed Trade-marks Regulations

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From June 19 to July 21, 2017, the Government of Canada conducted a public consultation on proposed amendments to theTrade-marks Regulations.

Why

The Government of Canada is modernizing Canada's intellectual property (IP) framework so that we can join five international IP treaties, including the Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, and Nice Agreement all regarding trademarks.

Participation in these international agreements will better align Canada's IP systems with our major international trading partners, making it easier for innovative Canadian businesses to protect their IP at home and abroad. It will also help to make Canada a more attractive destination for foreign investments and encourage foreign companies to bring innovations to market more quickly, to the benefit of Canadian consumers.

We have already made amendments to the Trade-marks Act to comply with the requirements of the three trademark treaties, and are now in the process of amending the accompanying Regulations which will guide us on how the Act is applied.

This consultation specifically pertains to the proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations. In line with our commitment to conduct inclusive, meaningful, open, transparent and balanced consultations, we want to hear your views and comments on the proposed Regulations.

Who

We want to hear from businesses, individuals, groups or organizations that have an interest in the trademarks regime and/or the protection of brands, logos, and other trademarks here in Canada and internationally.

What

This public consultation on proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations is an opportunity for you to learn about the proposed amendments and their potential impacts and benefits. You are encouraged to read the trademarks consultation material and are invited to ask questions and provide your comments related to the Trade-marks Regulations.

Your input may help further develop the Trade-marks Regulations prior to pre-publication of the draft regulations in Canada Gazette, Part I, as part of the Federal Regulatory Development Process.

Consultation comments received

The following is a compilation of the comments received. Please note that the comments are presented as they were submitted, in the language in which they were written.

When

June 19 to July 21, 2017

How to Participate

We value your views and would like to hear about how the proposed amendments may impact and benefit you when doing business in Canada and abroad.

Learn more about the proposed regulatory amendments and the consultation process:

Questions about the proposed Regulations?

Email us: ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca

Phone us: 1-866-997-1936

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