Disclaimers pursuant to Section 35 of the Trade-marks Act

Publication Date: 2007-08-15

This notice is intended to provide guidance on current practice of the Office of the Registrar and interpretation of relevant legislation. However, in the event of any inconsistency between these notices and the applicable legislation, the legislation must be followed.

Effective immediately, the Registrar will generally no longer require an applicant for registration of a trademark to enter disclaimers pursuant Section 35 of the Trade-marks Act.

Voluntary disclaimers will continue to be accepted.

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