Proposed Trademarks Regulations draft

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TABLE OF PROVISIONS

PART 1 Rules of General Application

Interpretation

Definitions

1 (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act means the Trademarks Act. (Loi)

associate trademark agent means a trademark agent appointed by another trademark agent under subsection 22(2) or (3). (agent de marques de commerce associé)

International Bureau means the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization. (Bureau international)

International Register means the official collection of data concerning international registrations maintained by the International Bureau. (Registre international)

international registration means a registration of a trademark on the International Register. (enregistrement international)

trademark agent means a person or firm whose name is entered on the list of trademark agents kept under section 28 of the Act. (agent de marques de commerce)

Reference to a period

(2) Except to the extent otherwise indicated, a reference to a period in these Regulations that is extended under sections 47 or 47.1 or subsection 66(1) of the Act is to be read as a reference to the period as extended.

General

Written communications intended for Registrar

2 Written communications intended for the Registrar must be addressed to the "Registrar of Trademarks".

Limit on written communications

3 (1) A written communication to the Registrar must not relate to more than one application for the registration of a trademark or more than one registered trademark.

Exceptions

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of

Written communications regarding applications for registration

4 (1) A written communication to the Registrar in respect of an application for the registration of a trademark must include the name of the applicant and, if known, the application number.

Written communications regarding registered trademarks

(2) A written communication to the Registrar in respect of a registered trademark must include the name of the registered owner and either the registration number or the number of the application that resulted in the registration.

Address

5 (1) Joint applicants, opponents and objectors must provide a single address for correspondence.

Notice of change of address

(2) A person doing business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks must notify the Registrar of any change to their address.

Form of communication

6 The Registrar is not required to have regard to any communication that is not submitted in writing other than a communication made during a hearing held in a proceeding referred to in section 11.13, 38 or 45 of the Act.

Intelligibility of documents

7 Documents provided to the Registrar must be clear, legible and capable of being reproduced.

Document provided in non-official language

8 If a person provides to the Registrar a document, all or part of which is in a language other than English or French, and does not provide to the Registrar a translation of the document or part into English or French, the Registrar is not required to have regard to it.

Manner of providing documents, information or fees

9 (1) Unless it is provided by an electronic means in accordance with subsection 64(1) of the Act, a document, information or fee for provision to the Registrar must be provided by physical delivery to the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks or to an establishment that is designated by the Registrar on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Date of receipt — physical delivery to Office

(2) Documents, information or fees that are provided to the Registrar by physical delivery to the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks are deemed to have been received by the Registrar

Date of receipt — physical delivery to designated establishment

(3) Documents, information or fees that are provided to the Registrar by physical delivery to a designated establishment are deemed to have been received by the Registrar,

Date of receipt — provided by electronic means

(4) Documents, information or fees that are provided to the Registrar by electronic means in accordance with subsection 64(1) of the Act are deemed to have been received on the day, according to the local time of the place where the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks is located, on which the Office receives them.

Exception — certain applications and requests

(5) Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply in respect of

Exception — International Bureau

(6) Subsections (1) to (4) do not apply in respect of a document, information or a fee provided to the Registrar by the International Bureau.

Acknowledgement of written communications

10 (1) Written communications made before a trademark is registered that are addressed to the Registrar and that are or appear to be against its registration must be acknowledged. However, subject to section 29 of the Act, no information may be given as to any action taken.

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of written communications made in a proceeding referred to in section 38 of the Act.

Waiver of fees

11 The Registrar may waive the payment of a fee if the Registrar is satisfied that the circumstances justify it.

Refund

12 The Registrar must refund any amount paid by a person in excess of the fee that is to be paid by them if the person requests reimbursement no later than three years after the day on which the payment is made.

Affidavit or statutory declaration

13 (1) A person who provides the Registrar with a copy of an affidavit or statutory declaration in a matter in respect of which an appeal lies under subsection 56(1) of the Act must retain the original for one year after the day on which the applicable appeal period expires but, if an appeal is taken, until the day on which the final judgment is given in the appeal.

Provision of original

(2) On request by the Registrar, the person must provide the original to the Registrar.

Extension of time — fee

14 A person who applies for an extension of time under section 47 of the Act must pay the fee set out in item 1 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Prescribed days for extension of periods

15 The following days are prescribed for the purpose of subsection 66(1) of the Act:

Trademark Agents

List of Trademark Agents

Eligibility for examination

16 A person is eligible to sit for a qualifying examination for trademark agents if the person meets the following requirements:

Establishment of examining board

17 (1) An examining board is hereby established for the purpose of preparing, administering and marking a qualifying examination for trademark agents.

Membership

(2) The Registrar must appoint the members of the board. At least two members of the board must be trademark agents nominated by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

Frequency of qualifying examination

18 (1) The examining board must administer a qualifying examination for trademark agents at least once a year.

Notice of date of examination

(2) The Registrar must publish on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office a notice that specifies the date of the next qualifying examination and indicates that a person who intends to sit for the examination must meet the requirements set out in section 16.

Designation of place of examination

(3) The Registrar must designate the place or places where the qualifying examination is to be held and must, at least two weeks before the first day of the examination, notify every person who has met the requirements set out in paragraph 16(b) of the designated place or places.

Listing of trademark agents

19 The Registrar must, on written request and payment of the fee set out in item 3 of the schedule, enter on the list of trademark agents kept under section 28 of the Act the name of

Maintenance of name on list

20 (1) During the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31 of each year,

Removal from list

(2) The Registrar must remove from the list of trademark agents the name of any trademark agent who

Reinstatement

21 If the name of a trademark agent has been removed from the list of trademark agents under subsection 20(2), it may be reinstated on the list if the trademark agent

Representation

Power to appoint trademark agent

22 (1) An applicant, registered owner or other person may appoint a trademark agent to represent them in any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks.

Requirement to appoint associate trademark agent

(2) A trademark agent who does not reside in Canada must appoint a trademark agent who resides in Canada to represent the person who appointed them in any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks.

Power to appoint associate trademark agent

(3) A trademark agent who resides in Canada, other than an associate trademark agent, may appoint another trademark agent who resides in Canada to represent the person who appointed them in any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks.

Notice of appointment or revocation

23 The appointment of a trademark agent or the revocation of such an appointment is effective starting on the day on which the Registrar receives notice of the appointment or revocation, including, in the case of an appointment, the postal address of the trademark agent.

Acts by or in relation to trademark agent

24 (1) In any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks, any act by or in relation to a trademark agent who resides in Canada, other than an associate trademark agent, has the same effect as an act by or in relation to the person who appointed them in respect of that business.

Acts by or in relation to associate trademark agent

(2) In any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks, any act by or in relation to an associate trademark agent has the same effect as an act by or in relation to the person who appointed, in respect of that business, the trademark agent that appointed the associate trademark agent.

Persons authorized to act

25 (1) Subject to subsection (2), in any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks in respect of which a person has appointed a trademark agent,

Exceptions

(2) A person who has appointed a trademark agent may represent themselves or be represented by another person authorized by them for the purpose of

Prohibited Marks

Fee

26 Any person or entity that requests the giving of public notice under paragraph 9(1)(n) or (n.1) of the Act must pay the fee set out in item 6 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Application for Registration of Trademark

Scope

27 A separate application must be filed for the registration of each trademark.

Language

28 An application for the registration of a trademark, with the exception of the trademark itself, must be in English or French.

Manner of describing goods or services

29 The statement of the goods or services referred to in paragraph 30(2)(a) of the Act must clearly describe each of those goods or services in a manner that identifies a specific good or service.

Representation or description

30 The following requirements are prescribed for the purpose of paragraph 30(2)(c) of the Act:

Contents

31 The following information or statements are prescribed for the purpose of paragraph 30(2)(d) of the Act:

Fee

32 (1) A person who files an application for the registration of a trademark, other than a Protocol application as defined in section 95 or a divisional application, must pay the applicable fee set out in item 7 of the schedule.

Filing date

(2) For the purpose of paragraph 33(1)(f) of the Act, the prescribed fees are those fees set out in subparagraphs 7(a)(i) and (b)(i) of the schedule to these Regulations.

Request for Priority

Time and manner of filing

33 (1) For the purpose of paragraph 34(1)(b) of the Act, a request for priority must be filed within six months after the filing date of the application on which the request is based.

Time and manner of withdrawal

(2) For the purpose of subsection 34(4) of the Act, a request for priority may be withdrawn by filing a request to do so before the application is advertised under subsection 37(1) of the Act.

Default in Prosecution of Application

Time for remedying default

34 For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, the time within which a default in the prosecution of an application may be remedied is two months after the date of the notice of the default.

Amendment of Application for Registration of a Trademark

Before registration

35 (1) Subject to subsection (2), an application for the registration of a trademark may be amended before the trademark is registered.

Exceptions

(2) An application for the registration of a trademark may not be amended, other than in accordance with sections 106, 109, 110, 113 and 116,

Transfer of Application for Registration of Trademark

Fee

36 A person who requests the recording under subsection 48(3) of the Act of the transfer of an application for the registration of a trademark must pay the fee set out in item 8 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Required information

37 The Registrar may not record the transfer of an application for the registration of a trademark under subsection 48(3) of the Act unless they have been provided with the name and postal address of the transferee.

Effect of transfer — separate applications

38 If an application for the registration of a trademark becomes, as a result of its transfer as recorded under subsection 48(3) of the Act or section 145 of these Regulations, the property of one person in respect of one or more of the goods or services specified in the application and of another person in respect of any other of those goods or services,

Divisional Application

Manner of identifying corresponding original application

39 For the purpose of subsection 39(2) of the Act, the manner in which a divisional application must identify the corresponding original application is by providing its application number, if known.

Steps deemed to have been taken

40 (1) If an original application for the registration of a trademark is divided, any steps taken in relation to the original application on or before the following day are deemed to have been taken in relation to the resulting divisional application:

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any of the following steps taken in relation to the original application:

Division day

(3) For the purpose of subsection (1), the division day is

(a) in respect of a divisional application referred to in section 123, the day on which the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the creation of the corresponding divisional international registration; and

(b) in respect of any other divisional application, the day on which the divisional application is filed, not taking into account subsection 34(1) or 39(4) of the Act.

Advertisement

Manner

41 For the purpose of subsection 37(1) of the Act, an application is advertised by publishing on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Opposition Proceedings Under Section 38 of the Act

Fee

42 For the purpose of subsection 38(1) of the Act, the prescribed fee for filing a statement of opposition is that set out in item 9 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Correspondence

43 A person who corresponds with the Registrar in respect of an opposition proceeding under section 38 of the Act must clearly state that the correspondence relates to that proceeding.

Forwarding copies of documents

44 A party to an opposition proceeding who on a given day, after the Registrar has forwarded a copy of the statement of opposition to the applicant under subsection 38(5) of the Act, provides a document, other than a document that they are otherwise required to serve on another party, to the Registrar that relates to the opposition must, on that day, forward a copy of it to the other party.

Service on representative of applicant

45 An applicant may set out in their counter statement under subsection 38(7) of the Act, or may file with the Registrar and serve on the opponent a separate notice setting out, the name and address in Canada of a person or firm on whom service of any document in respect of the opposition may be made with the same effect as if it had been served on the applicant.

Manner of service

46 (1) Service of a document in respect of an opposition proceeding must be effected

Effective date of service

(2) Subject to subsections (3) to (6) and (9), service is effective on the day on which the document is delivered.

Exception — service by registered mail

(3) Service by registered mail is effective on the the day on which the document is mailed.

Exception — service by courier

(4) Service by courier is effective on the day on which the document is provided to the courier.

Exception — service by electronic means

(5) Service by electronic means is effective on the day on which the document is transmitted.

Exception — service by sending of notice

(6) Service by the sending of a notice under paragraph (1)(d) is effective on the day on which the notice is sent.

Notice of manner and date of service

(7) The party effecting service must notify the Registrar of the manner of service and the effective date of service.

Proof of service

(8) A party that serves a document must, on request of the Registrar, provide proof of service within one month after the date of the request. If proof of service is not provided within that month, the document is deemed not to have been served.

Non-conforming service

(9) Service of a document other than in accordance with subsection (1) is nonetheless valid if the Registrar determines that the document came to the notice of the party being served, with the service being effective on the day on which the document came to their notice.

Counter statement — timing

47 For the purpose of subsection 38(7) of the Act, the prescribed time is two months after a copy of the statement of opposition is forwarded to the applicant.

Amendment

48 (1) No amendment to a statement of opposition or counter statement may be made except with leave of the Registrar on terms that the Registrar determines to be appropriate.

Interests of justice

(2) The Registrar must grant leave under subsection (1) unless it is not in the interests of justice to do so.

Manner of submitting evidence

49 Evidence in respect of an opposition proceeding, other than evidence referred to in subsection 56(3) of these Regulations, is to be submitted to the Registrar by way of affidavit or statutory declaration. However, if the evidence consists of a document or extract from a document in the official custody of the Registrar, it is to be submitted by way of a certified copy referred to in section 54 of the Act.

Timing — evidence of the opponent

50 (1) The time within which the opponent may, under subsection 38(8) of the Act, submit evidence and must, under subsection 38(9) of the Act, serve any such evidence on the applicant is four months after the day on which the applicant's service on the opponent of a copy of the counter statement is effective.

Opponent's statement

(2) If the opponent does not wish to submit evidence under subsection 38(8) of the Act, they may rather submit a statement to that effect within the four-month period set out in subsection (1) and serve it on the applicant within that period.

Circumstances — deemed withdrawal of opposition

51 For the purpose of subsection 38(10) of the Act, the circumstances under which the opponent's not submitting and serving evidence referred to in subsection 38(8) of the Act or a statement that the opponent does not wish to submit evidence results in their opposition being deemed to have been withdrawn are that neither that evidence nor that statement has been submitted and served by the opponent by the end of the four-month period referred to in section 50 of these Regulations.

Timing — evidence of the opponent

52 (1) The time within which the applicant may, under subsection 38(8) of the Act, submit evidence and must, under subsection 38(9) of the Act, serve any such evidence on the opponent is four months after the day on which the opponent's service under section 50 of these Regulations is effective.

Applicant's statement

(2) If the applicant does not wish to submit evidence under subsection 38(8) of the Act, they may rather submit a statement to that effect within the four-month period set out in subsection (1) and serve it on the opponent within that period.

Circumstances — deemed abandonment of application

53 For the purpose of subsection 38(11) of the Act, the circumstances under which the applicant's not submitting and serving evidence referred to in subsection 38(8) of the Act or a statement that the applicant does not wish to submit evidence results in their application being deemed to have been abandoned are that neither that evidence nor that statement has been submitted and served by the applicant by the end of the four-month period referred to in section 52 of these Regulations.

Reply evidence — timing

54 Within one month after the day on which the applicant's service on the opponent under section 52 is effective, the opponent may submit to the Registrar reply evidence and, if so, must serve it on the applicant.

Additional evidence

55 (1) A party may submit additional evidence with leave of the Registrar on terms that the Registrar determines to be appropriate.

Interests of justice

(2) The Registrar must grant leave under subsection (1) unless it is not in the interests of justice to do so.

Ordering of cross-examination

56 (1) On the application of a party made before the Registrar gives notice in accordance with subsection 57(1), the Registrar must order the cross-examination under oath or solemn affirmation, within the period specified by the Registrar, of any affiant or declarant on an affidavit or statutory declaration that has been submitted to the Registrar and is being relied on as evidence in the opposition proceeding.

Holding of cross-examination

(2) The cross-examination is to be conducted as agreed to by the parties or, in the absence of an agreement, as specified by the Registrar

Transcript and undertakings

(3) Within the period specified by the Registrar for the holding of the cross-examination,

Inadmissibility in absence of cross-examination

(4) An affidavit or statutory declaration is not to be part of the evidence if the affiant or declarant declines or fails to attend for cross-examination.

Written representations

57 (1) After all evidence has been filed, the Registrar must give the parties notice that they may submit written representations to the Registrar.

Opponent's written representations and statements — timing

(2) The time within which the opponent may, under subsection 38(8) of the Act, submit to the Registrar written representations and must, under subsection 38(9) of the Act, serve them on the applicant is two months after the date of that notice.

Opponent's statement

(3) If the opponent does not wish to submit written representations, they may rather submit a statement to that effect within the two-month period set out in subsection (2) and serve it on the applicant within that period.

Applicant's written representations — timing

(4) The time within which the applicant may, under subsection 38(8) of the Act, submit to the Registrar written representations and must, under subsection 38(9) of the Act, serve them on the opponent is,

Request for hearing

58 (1) Within one month after the day on which the applicant's service on the opponent of written representations or of a statement that the applicant does not wish to make written representations is effective — but, if no such service is effective within the two-month period described in subsection 57(3), within one month after that period's expiry — a party who wishes to make representations to the Registrar at a hearing must file with the Registrar a request that indicates

Prohibition

(2) If a party does not file a request in accordance with subsection (1), they may not make representations at the hearing.

Changes

(3) If a party notifies the Registrar of changes to any of the information provided under subsection (1) at least one month before the date of the hearing, the Registrar must modify the administrative arrangements for the hearing accordingly.

Register

Particulars

59 For the purpose of paragraph 26(2)(f) of the Act, the following are other particulars that are required to be entered on the register:

Fee for extending statement of goods or services

60 For the purpose of subsection 41(1) of the Act, the prescribed fee to be paid by a registered owner of a trademark who makes an application to extend the statement of goods or services in respect of which a trademark is registered is that set out in item 10 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Merger of registrations

61 The Registrar may merge registrations under paragraph 41(1)(f) of the Act only if the trademarks to which the registrations apply are the same and have the same registered owner.

Fee for sending of notice

62 For the purpose of subsection 44(1) of the Act, the prescribed fee to be paid by a person who requests the giving of notice under that subsection is that set out in item 11 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Requested statement of goods or services — timing

63 For the purpose of subsection 44.1(1) of the Act, the time within which a registered owner must furnish the Registrar with a statement of goods and services grouped in the manner described in subsection 30(3) of the Act is six months after the date of the notice given to them.

Transfer of Registered Trademark

Fee

64 A person who requests the registration of a transfer of a registered trademark under subsection 48(4) of the Act must pay the fee set out in item 12 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Effect of transfer — separate registration

65 If a registered trademark becomes, as a result of its transfer as registered under subsection 48(4) of the Act or section 145 of these Regulations, the property of one person in respect of one or more of the goods or services specified in the registration and of another person in respect of any other of those goods or services, each person is deemed to be the owner of a separate registration in respect of the goods or services for which they own the trademark and each such separate registration is deemed to have the same registration date as the original registration.

Proceeding Under Section 45 of Act

Fee

66 For the purpose of subsection 45(1) of the Act, the prescribed fee to be paid by a person who requests the giving of notice under that subsection is that set out in item 13 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Correspondence

67 A person who corresponds with the Registrar in respect of a proceeding under section 45 of the Act must clearly state that the correspondence relates to that proceeding.

Forwarding copies of documents

68 A party to a proceeding under section 45 of the Act who on a given day, after the Registrar has given notice under subsection 45(1) of the Act, provides a document, other than a document that they are otherwise required to serve on another party, to the Registrar that relates to the proceeding must, on that day, forward a copy of it to the other party.

Service on representative of party

69 A party to a proceeding under section 45 of the Act may file with the Registrar and serve on any other party to the proceeding a notice setting out the name and address in Canada of a person or firm on whom service of any document in respect of the proceeding may be made with the same effect as if it had been served on them.

Manner of service

70 (1) Service of a document in respect of a proceeding under section 45 of the Act must be effected

Effective date of service

(2) Subject to subsections (3) to (6) and (9), service is effective on the day on which the document is delivered.

Exception — service by registered mail

(3) Service by registered mail is effective on the the day on which the document is mailed.

Exception — service by courier

(4) Service by courier is effective on the day on which the document is provided to the courier.

Exception — service by electronic means

(5) Service by electronic means is effective on the day on which the document is transmitted.

Exception — service by sending of notice

(6) Service by the sending of a notice under paragraph (1)(d) is effective on the day on which the notice is sent.

Notice of manner and date of service

(7) The party effecting service must notify the Registrar of the manner of service and the effective date of service.

Proof of service

(8) A party that serves a document must, on request of the Registrar, provide proof of service within one month after the date of the request. If proof of service is not provided within that month, the document is deemed not to have been served.

Non-conforming service

(9) Service of a document other than in accordance with subsection (1) is nonetheless valid if the Registrar determines that the document came to the notice of the party being served, with the service being effective on the day on which the document came to their notice.

Evidence — timing

71 For the purpose of subsection 45(2.1) of the Act, the time within which the registered owner of the trademark must serve their evidence on the person at whose request the notice was given is the three-month period referred to in subsection 45(1) of the Act.

Written representations

72 (1) After the registered owner has furnished an affidavit or statutory declaration to the Registrar in response to a notice given under subsection 45(1) of the Act, the Registrar must give the parties notice that they may submit written representations to the Registrar.

Timing if notice given at Registrar's initiative

(2) For the purpose of subsection 45(2) of the Act, if the notice referred to in subsection 45(1) of the Act was given on the Registrar's own initiative, the time within which the registered owner may submit written representations to the Registrar is two months after the date of the notice given under subsection (1) of this section.

Timing if notice given at request of person

(3) For the purpose of subsections 45(2) and (2.1) of the Act, if the notice referred to in subsection 45(1) of the Act was given at the request of a person,

Request for hearing

73 (1) Every party wishing to make representations to the Registrar at a hearing must, within the period set out in subsection (2), file with the Registrar a request that

Period

(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the period is

Prohibition

(3) If a party does not file a request in accordance with subsection (1), they may not make representations at the hearing.

Changes

(4) If a party notifies the Registrar of changes to any of the information provided under subsection (1) at least one month before the date of the hearing, the Registrar must modify the administrative arrangements for the hearing accordingly.

Renewal of Registration

Fee

74 For the purpose of section 46 of the Act, the prescribed renewal fee is that set out in item 14 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Prescribed period

75 For the purpose of section 46 of the Act, the period within which the renewal fee is to be paid begins on the day that is six months before the expiry of the initial period or the renewal period, as the case may be, and ends at the later of the end of the six-month period beginning after that expiry and the end of the two-month period beginning after the date of the notice referred to in subsection 46(2) of the Act.

Deemed date — merged registrations

76 For the purpose of a renewal under section 46 of the Act, the deemed day of registration in respect of a registration of a trademark that results from the merger of registrations under paragraph 41(1)(f) of the Act is the day that is 10 years before the earliest day, after the day of merger, on which the initial period or renewal period, as the case may be, in respect of any of the registrations being merged would have expired, had the merger not occurred.

Objection Proceeding Under Section 11.13 of Act

Fee

77 For the purpose of subsection 11.13(1) of the Act, the prescribed fee for filing a statement of objection is that set out in item 15 of the schedule to these Regulations.

Correspondence

78 A person who corresponds with the Registrar in respect of an objection proceeding under section 11.13 of the Act must clearly state that the correspondence relates to that proceeding.

Forwarding copies of documents

79 A party to an objection proceeding who on a given day, after a statement of objection has been filed with the Registrar under subsection 11.13(1) of the Act, provides a document, other than a document that they are otherwise required to serve on another party, to the Register that relates to the objection must, on that day, forward a copy of it to the other party.

Manner of service

80 (1) Service of a document in respect of an objection proceeding must be effected

Effective date of service

(2) Subject to subsections (3) to (6) and (9), service is effective on the day on which the document is delivered.

Exception — service by registered mail

(3) Service by registered mail is effective on the the day on which the document is mailed.

Exception — service by courier

(4) Service by courier is effective on the day on which the document is provided to the courier.

Exception — service by electronic means

(5) Service by electronic means is effective on the day on which the document is transmitted.

Exception — service by sending of notice

(6) Service by the sending of a notice under paragraph (1)(d) is effective on the day on which the notice is sent.

Notice of manner and date of service

(7) The party effecting service must notify the Registrar of the manner of service and the effective date of service.

Proof of service

(8) A party that serves a document must, on request of the Registrar, provide proof of service within one month after the date of the request. If proof of service is not provided within that month, the document is deemed not to have been served.

Non-conforming service

(9) Service of a document other than in accordance with subsection (1) is nonetheless valid if the Registrar determines that the document came to the notice of the party being served, with the service being effective on the day on which the document came to their notice.

Amendment

81 (1) No amendment to a statement of objection or counter statement may be made except with leave of the Registrar on terms that the Registrar determines to be appropriate.

Interests of justice

(2) The Registrar must grant leave under subsection (1) unless it is not in the interests of justice to do so.

Manner of submitting evidence

82 Evidence in respect of an objection proceeding, other than evidence referred to in subsection 90(3) of these Regulations, is to be submitted to the Registrar by way of affidavit or statutory declaration. However, if the evidence consists of a document or extract from a document in the official custody of the Registrar, it is to be submitted by way of a certified copy referred to in section 54 of the Act.

Timing — evidence of the objector

83 (1) The time within which the objector may, under subsection 11.13(5) of the Act, submit evidence and must, under subsection 11.13(5.1) of the Act, serve any such evidence on the responsible authority is four months after the day on which the responsible authority's service on the objector of a copy of the counter statement is effective.

Objector's statement

(2) If the objector does not wish to submit evidence, they may rather submit a statement to that effect within the four-month period set out in subsection (1) and serve it on the responsible authority within that period.

Circumstances — deemed withdrawal of objection

84 For the purpose of subsection 11.13(6) of the Act, the circumstances under which the objector's not submitting and serving evidence or statement referred to in that subsection results in their objection being deemed to have been withdrawn are that neither that evidence nor that statement has been submitted and served by the objector by the end of the four-month period referred to in section 83 of these Regulations.

Timing — evidence of the responsible authority

85 (1) The time within which the responsible authority may, under subsection 11.13(5) of the Act, submit evidence and must, under subsection 11.13(5.1) of the Act, serve any such evidence on the objector is four months after the day on which the objector's service under section 83 of these Regulations is effective.

Responsible authority's statement

(2) If the responsible authority does not wish to submit evidence, they may rather submit a statement to that effect within the four-month period set out in subsection (1) and serve it on the objector within that period.

Non-application of subsection 11.13(5) of Act — circumstances

86 For the purpose of paragraph 11.13(5)(a) of the Act, the circumstances under which the responsible authority's not submitting and serving evidence or a statement that they do not wish to submit evidence results in the loss of the opportunity to submit evidence are that neither that evidence nor that statement has been submitted and served by the responsible authority by the end of the four-month period referred to in section 85 of these Regulations.

Indication or translation not entered on list — circumstances

87 For the purpose of subsection 11.13(6.1) of the Act, the circumstances under which the responsible authority's not submitting and serving evidence or a statement that they do not wish to submit evidence results in the indication or the translation not being entered on the list are that neither that evidence nor that statement has been submitted and served by the responsible authority by the end of the four-month period referred to in section 85 of these Regulations.

Reply evidence — timing

88 Within one month after the day on which the responsible authority's service on the objector under section 85 is effective, the objector may submit to the Registrar reply evidence and, if so, must serve it on the responsible authority.

Additional evidence

89 (1) A party may submit additional evidence with leave of the Registrar on terms that the Registrar determines to be appropriate.

Interests of justice

(2) The Registrar must grant leave under subsection (1) unless it is not in the interests of justice to do so.

Ordering of cross-examination

90 (1) On the application of a party made before the Registrar gives notice in accordance with subsection 91(1), the Registrar must order the cross-examination under oath or solemn affirmation, within the period specified by the Registrar, of any affiant or declarant on an affidavit or statutory declaration that has been submitted to the Registrar and is being relied on as evidence in the objection proceeding.

Holding of cross-examination

(2) The cross-examination is to be conducted as agreed to by the parties or, in the absence of an agreement, as specified by the Registrar.

Transcript and undertakings

(3) Within the period specified by the Registrar for the holding of the cross-examination,

Inadmissibility in absence of cross-examination

(4) An affidavit or statutory declaration is not to be part of the evidence if an affiant or declarant declines or fails to attend for cross-examination.

Written representations

91 (1) After all evidence has been filed, the Registrar must give the parties notice that they may submit written representations to the Registrar.

Opponent's written representations and statements — timing

(2) The time within which the objector may, under subsection 11.13(5) of the Act, submit to the Registrar written representations and must, under subsection 11.13(5.1) of the Act, serve them on the responsible authority is two months after the date of that notice.

Objector's statement

(3) If the objector does not wish to submit written representations, they may rather submit a statement to that effect within the two-month period set out in subsection (2) and serve it on the responsible authority within that period.

Responsible authority's written representations — timing

(4) The time within which the responsible authority may, under subsection 11.13(5) of the Act, submit to the Registrar written representations and must, under subsection 11.13(5.1) of the Act, serve them on the objector is,

Request for hearing

92 (1) Within one month after the day on which the responsible authority's service on the objector of written representations or of a statement that the responsible authority does not wish to make written representations is effective — but, if no such service is effective within the two-month period described in subsection 91(3), within one month after that period's expiry — a party who wishes to make representations to the Registrar at a hearing must file with the Registrar a request that indicates

Prohibition

(2) If a party does not file a request in accordance with subsection (1), they may not make representations at the hearing.

Changes

(3) If a party notifies the Registrar of changes to any of the information provided under subsection (1) at least one month before the date of the hearing, the Registrar must modify the administrative arrangements for the hearing accordingly.

Copies of Documents

Fee for certified copies

93 (1) A person who requests a certified copy of a document in the Registrar's possession must pay the fee set out in item 16 or 17 of the schedule, as applicable.

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a certified copy transmitted under section 60 of the Act or rule 318 of the Federal Courts Rules, including as modified by rule 350 of those Rules.

Fee for non-certified copies

94 A person who requests a certified copy of a non-certified copy of a document in the Registrar's possession must pay the fee set out in item 18 or 19 of the schedule, as applicable.

PART 2 Implementation of Madrid Protocol

General

Interpretation

95 The following definitions apply in this Part.

basic application means an application for the registration of a trademark that has been filed under subsection 30(1) of the Act and that constitutes the basis for an application for international registration, but does not include a Protocol application. (demande de base)

basic registration means a registration of a trademark that is on the register and that constitutes the basis for an application for international registration, but does not include a Protocol registration. (enregistrement de base)

Common Regulations means the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement, as modified from time to time. (Règlement d'exécution commun)

contracting party means any state or intergovernmental organization that is a party to the Protocol. (partie contractante)

date of international registration means the date borne by the international registration under Rule 15 of the Common Regulations. (date de l'enregistrement international)

date of notification of territorial extension means the day on which the International Bureau sends to the Registrar a notification of a request made under Article 3ter(1) or (2) of the Protocol. (date de notification d'extension territoriale)

holder means the person in whose name an international registration is recorded in the International Register. (titulaire)

opposition period means the two-month period referred to in subsection 38(1) of the Act or, if the Registrar has extended that period under section 47 of the Act, the extended period. (délai d'opposition)

Protocol means the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989, including any amendments, modifications and revisions made from time to time to which Canada is a party. (Protocole)

Protocol application means an application referred to in subsection 102(1) or (2) or a divisional application referred to in subsection 123(1). (demande prévue au Protocole)

Protocol registration means the registration of a trademark under subsection 131(1). (enregistrement prévu au Protocole)

Non-application of section 66 of Act

96 (1) Section 66 of the Act does not apply in respect of periods fixed by this Part, except

Application of Rule 4(4) of Common Regulations

(2) Rule 4(4) of the Common Regulations applies to all periods fixed by this Part other than those referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) of this section.

Application for International Registration (Office of Registrar as Office of Origin)

Entitlement

Requirements

97 A person may file with the Registrar an application for international registration of a trademark for presentation to the International Bureau if they meet the following requirements:

Contents and Form

Contents

98 (1) Every application for international registration filed with the Registrar must include

Language

(2) The application for international registration, with the exception of the trademark itself, must be in English or French

Manner of filing

(3) The application for international registration must be filed

Functions of Registrar

Office of origin

99 On receipt of an application for international registration filed in accordance with section 98 by a person who meets the requirements set out in section 97, the Registrar must, in respect of that application, act as the Office of origin in accordance with the Protocol and the Common Regulations, including by

Change in Ownership of International Registration

Request for recording

100 (1) A transferee of an international registration may file with the Registrar a request for the recording of a change in ownership of the international registration for presentation to the International Bureau if the following requirements are met:

Manner of filing

(2) The request must be in English or French and be filed

Accompanying documents

(3) The request must be accompanied by

Transmission to International Bureau

101 The Registrar must transmit to the International Bureau a request for the recording of a change in ownership that is filed in accordance with section 100 if the Registrar considers the evidence of the transfer to be satisfactory.

Territorial Extension to Canada

Protocol Application

Request under Article 3ter(1) of the Protocol

102 (1) On the registration of a trademark in the international registrar on the basis of an application that contains a request made under Article 3ter(1) of the Protocol for the extension to Canada of the protection of a trademark resulting from its international registration, an application is deemed to have been filed under subsection 30(1) of the Act by the holder of the international registration for the registration of the trademark and in respect of the same goods or services that are listed in that request .

Request under Article 3ter(2) of the Protocol

(2) On the recording in the International Register of a request made under Article 3ter(2) of the Protocol for the extension to Canada of the protection of a trademark resulting from its international registration, an application is deemed to have been filed under subsection 30(1) of the Act by the holder of the international registration for the registration of the trademark and in respect of the same goods or services that are listed in that request.

Deemed application for certification mark

(3) An application referred to in subsection (1) or (2) is deemed to be an application for the registration of a certification mark if the international registration relates to a collective mark, a certification mark or a guarantee mark.

Non-Registrable Trademarks

Goods or services outside scope of international registration

103 A trademark that is the subject of a Protocol application is not registrable if the goods or services specified in the Protocol application are not within the scope of the international registration.

Filing Date

Non-application of sections 33 and 34 of Act

104 Sections 33 and 34 of the Act do not apply in respect of a Protocol application.

Date of international registration

105 (1) The filing date of a Protocol application is

Exception — priority

(2) Despite subsection (1), if, before the filing date of a Protocol application as determined under that subsection, the applicant of the Protocol application or the applicant's predecessor in title had applied, in or for any country of the Union other than Canada, for the registration of the same or substantially the same trademark in association with the same kind of goods or services, the filing date of the application in or for the other country is deemed to be the filing date of the Protocol application and the applicant is entitled to priority in Canada accordingly despite any intervening use in Canada or making known in Canada or any intervening application or registration, if

Amendment or Withdrawal of Protocol Application

Recording resulting in deletion

106 (1) Subject to subsection (3), if, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol application is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register under Rule 27(1)(a) of the Common Regulations of a limitation of the list of goods or services in respect of Canada that results in a deletion of a good or service from that list, the Protocol application is deemed to be amended or withdrawn accordingly.

Recording resulting in new list

(2) If a notification referred to in subsection (1) by the International Bureau of a recording of a limitation is made and that recording results in a new list of goods or services, the Registrar must determine, with respect to each good or service in the new list, whether the following requirements are met:

Consequences of new list

(3) The Protocol application is deemed to be amended to include any good or service in the new list that meets the requirements set out in subsection (2).

Declaration to International Bureau

(4) The Registrar must, in accordance with Rule 27(5) of the Common Regulations, send to the International Bureau a declaration that the limitation has no effect in Canada in respect of any good or service in the new list that does not meet the requirements set out in paragraph (1)(b).

Complete renunciation

107 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol application is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a renunciation in respect of Canada for all of the goods or services, the Protocol application is deemed to be withdrawn.

Complete cancellation

108 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol application is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a cancellation of the international registration for all of the goods or services, the Protocol application is deemed to be withdrawn.

Partial cancellation

109 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol application is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a cancellation of the international registration for at least one but not all of the goods or services, the Protocol application is deemed to be amended or withdrawn accordingly.

Change of name or address

110 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol application is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a change in the name or address of the holder, the Protocol application is deemed to be amended accordingly.

Effective date of amendment or withdrawal

111 An amendment or withdrawal of a Protocol application under any of sections 106 to 110 is deemed to take effect on the date of the limitation, renunciation, cancellation or change recorded in the International Register.

Non-renewal of international registration

112 If the international registration on which a Protocol application is based is not renewed in respect of Canada and the International Bureau notifies the Registrar accordingly, the Protocol application is deemed to have been withdrawn at the expiry of the international registration in respect of Canada.

Effect of Correction of International Registration on Protocol Application

Deemed amendment to application

113 If the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of a correction of an international registration in the International Register affecting a Protocol application, the Protocol application is deemed to be amended accordingly.

Amendment to non-advertised application

114 If the Protocol application has not been advertised under subsection 37(1) of the Act before the date of notification of a correction and if the Registrar determines that the amendment is substantive in respect of at least one of the goods or services specified in the amended Protocol application and is not limited to narrowing the scope of the statement of goods or services, then a reference in sections 119 and 128, paragraph 131(1)(c) and subparagraph 131(1)(d)(i) of these Regulations to "the date of notification of territorial extension" is to be read as "the day on which the International Bureau sent to the Registrar the notification of a correction of an international registration on which the Protocol application is based" in respect of that Protocol application.

Amendment to advertised application — all goods or services

115 If the Protocol application has been advertised under subsection 37(1) of the Act before the date of notification of a correction and if the Registrar determines that the amendment is substantive in respect of all of the goods or services specified in the amended Protocol application and is not limited to narrowing the scope of the statement of goods or services,

Amendment of advertised application — some goods or services

116 (1) If the Protocol application has been advertised under subsection 37(1) of the Act before the date of notification of a correction and if the Registrar determines that the amendment is substantive in respect of at least one but not all of the goods or services specified in the amended Protocol application and is not limited to narrowing the scope of the statement of goods or services, then the Registrar must by notice invite the applicant to select one of the following options:

Deletion of goods or services

(2) If the applicant selects the option referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or does not make an election within two months after the date of the notice, the Protocol application is deemed to be amended to delete those goods or services.

Deemed non-advertisement of application

(3) If the applicant selects the option referred to in paragraph (1)(b) within two months after the date of the notice

Effective date of amendment

117 An amendment to a Protocol application under section 113 or subsection 116(2) is deemed to take effect on the filing date of the Protocol application.

Abandonment

Statement of confirmation of total provisional refusal

118 If the Registrar treats a Protocol application as abandoned under section 36 of the Act, the Registrar must send a statement of confirmation of total provisional refusal to the International Bureau.

Examination

Notification of provisional refusal

119 The Registrar must not refuse a Protocol application under subsection 37(1) of the Act without first sending to the International Bureau, before the end of 18 months after the date of notification of territorial extension, a notification of provisional refusal stating the Registrar's objections.

Statement of confirmation of total provisional refusal

120 If the Registrar refuses a Protocol application under subsection 37(1) of the Act, the Registrar must send a statement of confirmation of total provisional refusal to the International Bureau.

Divisional Application

Non-application of subsections 39(1), (2) and (5) of Act

121 Subsections 39(1), (2) and (5) of the Act do not apply in respect of a Protocol application.

Filing of request for division

122 (1) The applicant in respect of a Protocol application may limit the original Protocol application to one or more of the goods or services that were within its scope and file with the Registrar for presentation to the International Bureau a request for the division, in respect of Canada, of the international registration on which the original Protocol application is based for any other goods or services that were within the scope of

Manner of filing

(2) The request must be in English or French and be filed

Contents

(3) The request must indicate

Forwarding of request to International Bureau

(4) The Registrar must forward to the International Bureau any request that is filed in accordance with subsections (1) to (3).

Deemed divisional application

123 (1) If, following receipt of a request under section 122, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the creation of a divisional international registration in respect of Canada, the applicant is deemed to have filed a divisional application for the registration of the same trademark as in the divisional international registration and in respect of the same goods or services that are listed in the divisional international registration in respect of Canada.

Division of divisional application

(2) The divisional application may itself be divided under subsection (1) and section 122, in which case those provisions apply as if that divisional application were an original Protocol application.

Opposition

Extension limitation

124 In respect of a Protocol application, the Registrar is not permitted, on application made to the Registrar, to extend, under section 47 of the Act, the two-month period referred to in subsection 38(1) of the Act by more than four months.

Filing of statement of opposition

125 A statement of opposition under section 38 of the Act in respect of a Protocol application must be in English or French and be filed by using the online service that is accessible through the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Notification of provisional refusal

126 If, in respect of a Protocol application, a statement of opposition is filed, the Registrar must send to the International Bureau a notification of provisional refusal.

No new ground of opposition

127 If the Registrar sends to the International Bureau a notification of provisional refusal based on an opposition, the statement of opposition may not be amended to add a new ground of opposition.

Notice of opposition period

128 If, in respect of a Protocol application, it is likely that the opposition period will extend beyond the end of 18 months after the date of notification of territorial extension, the Registrar must so inform the International Bureau.

Statement of confirmation of total provisional refusal

129 The Registrar must send a statement of confirmation of total provisional refusal to the International Bureau if

Registration of Trademarks

Non-application of section 40 of Act

130 Section 40 of the Act does not apply in respect of a Protocol application.

Obligations of Registrar

131 (1) In respect of a trademark that is the subject of a Protocol application, the Registrar must register the trademark in the name of the applicant, issue a certificate of its registration and send a statement of grant of protection to the International Bureau if the following requirements are met:

Non-advertisement

(2) Despite subsection 37(1) of the Act, the Registrar must not cause the Protocol application to be advertised if the trademark was registered under subsection (1) of this section without the Protocol application having been advertised.

Amendment of Register

Non-application of statutory provisions

132 Paragraphs 41(1)(a) to (c) and (f), subsections 41(2) and (4) and section 44.1 of the Act do not apply in respect of a Protocol registration.

Filing of request for merger

133 (1) The holder of a divisional international registration in respect of Canada may file with the Registrar for presentation to the International Bureau a request for the divisional international registration to be merged into the international registration from which it was divided if there is at least one Protocol registration based on each of those international registrations and

Manner of filing

(2) The request must be in English or French and be filed

Contents

(3) The request must indicate

Forwarding of request to International Bureau

(4) The Registrar must forward to the International Bureau any request that is filed in accordance with subsections (1) to (3).

Merger of Protocol registrations

(5) If, following receipt of the request, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the merger of a divisional international registration in respect of Canada into the international registration from which it was divided, the Registrar must amend the register to merge the Protocol registrations that are based on those international registrations and that stem from the same original Protocol application.

Recording resulting in deletion

134 (1) Subject to subsection (3), if, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol registration is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register under Rule 27(1)(a) of the Common Regulations of a limitation of the list of goods or services in respect of Canada that results in a deletion of a good or service from that list, the Registrar must cancel the Protocol registration or amend the register accordingly.

Recording resulting in new list

(2) If a notification referred to in subsection (1) of a recording of a limitation is made and that recording results in a new list of goods or services, the Registrar must determine, with respect to each good or service in the new list, whether the following requirements are met:

Consequences of new list

(3) The Registrar must amend the register to include any good or service in the new list that meets the requirements set out in subsection (2).

Declaration to International Bureau

(4) The Registrar must, in accordance with Rule 27(5) of the Common Regulations, send to the International Bureau a declaration that the limitation has no effect in Canada in respect of any good or service in the new list that does not meet the requirements set out in subsection (2).

Complete renunciation

135 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol registration is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a renunciation in respect of Canada for all of the goods or services, the Registrar must cancel the Protocol registration.

Complete cancellation

136 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol registration is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a cancellation of the international registration for all of the goods or services, the Registrar must cancel the Protocol registration.

Partial cancellation

137 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol registration is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a cancellation of the international registration for at least one but not all of the goods or services, the Registrar must cancel the Protocol registration or amend the register accordingly.

Change of name or address

138 If, in respect of an international registration on which a Protocol registration is based, the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a change in the name or address of the holder, the Registrar must amend the register accordingly.

Correction of international registration

139 (1) If the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of a correction of an international registration in the International Register affecting a Protocol registration and

Period to respond

(2) The Registrar must by notice invite the registered owner to respond to a declaration made under paragraph (1)(b) within the period specified in the notice.

Protection granted

(3) If — after considering any response received within the specified period or, if there are none, at the end of that period — the Registrar considers that protection can be granted to the international registration as corrected, the Registrar must notify the International Bureau and amend the register accordingly.

Protection not granted

(4) If — after considering any response received within the specified period or, if there are none, at the end of that period — the Registrar considers that protection cannot, or can no longer, be granted to the international registration as corrected, the Registrar must notify the International Bureau and amend the register or cancel the Protocol registration accordingly.

Effective date of cancellation or amendment

140 A cancellation of a Protocol registration or an amendment of the register under any of sections 134 to 139 is deemed to take effect on the date of the limitation, renunciation, cancellation, change or correction recorded in the International Register.

Failure to consider request for extension of time

141 (1) The Registrar may remove a Protocol registration from the register if the Registrar registered the trademark without considering a previously filed request for an extension of time to file a statement of opposition, unless the time limit under Article 5(2) of the Protocol to make a notification of provisional refusal based on an opposition has ended.

Notification

(2) If the Registrar removes a Protocol registration from the register under subsection (1), the Registrar must notify the International Bureau accordingly.

Renewal

Non-application of section 46 of Act

142 Section 46 of the Act does not apply in respect of a Protocol registration.

Period of registration

143 (1) Subject to the Act and any other provision of these Regulations, a Protocol registration is on the register for the period beginning on the day of the registration and ending at the moment of its cancellation or expungement.

Expungement

(2) If the international registration on which a Protocol registration is based is not renewed in respect of Canada and the International Bureau notifies the Registrar accordingly, the Registrar must expunge the Protocol registration. The Protocol registration is deemed to have been expunged at the expiry of the international registration in respect of Canada.

Transfer

Non-application of subsections 48(3) to (5) of Act

144 Subsections 48(3) to (5) of the Act do not apply in respect of a Protocol application or a Protocol registration.

Recording or registration

145 If the International Bureau notifies the Registrar of the recording in the International Register of a change in ownership in respect of Canada of an international registration on which a Protocol application or a Protocol registration is based, the Registrar must record the transfer of the Protocol application or register the transfer of the Protocol registration accordingly.

Transformation

Application

146 (1) If an international registration on which a Protocol application or Protocol registration is based is cancelled under Article 6(4) of the Protocol in respect of all or any of the goods or services listed in the international registration, the person who was the holder of the international registration on the date of cancellation recorded in the International Register, or their successor in title, may, within three months after that date, file with the Registrar an application (referred to in these Regulations as a "transformation application") to revive the former Protocol application as an application for the registration of the trademark or the former Protocol registration as a registration of the trademark.

Single application or registration

(2) The transformation application may only be filed in respect of a single Protocol application or Protocol registration.

List of goods or services — scope

(3) The statement of the goods or services in the transformation application may only include goods or services that are within the scope of

Contents of application

(4) The transformation application must include the following

Manner of filing

(5) The transformation application must be filed by an electronic means specified by the Registrar.

No extension

(6) The applicant may not apply under section 47 of the Act for an extension of the 3-month period referred to in subsection (1) of this section.

Consequences — trademark subject of cancelled Protocol application

147 If a transformation application is filed in accordance with section 146 for the revival of a Protocol application,

Consequences — trademark subject of cancelled Protocol registration

148 If a transformation application is filed in accordance with section 146 for the revival of a Protocol registration

Denunciation

Application of Article 15(5) of the Protocol

149 Article 15(5) of the Protocol applies to a holder of an international registration on which a Protocol application or a Protocol registration is based if that holder is no longer entitled to file international applications under Article 2(1) of the Protocol because of the denunciation of the Protocol by a contracting party.

PART 3 Transitional Provisions, Repeal and Coming into Force

Transitional Provisions

Meaning of former Regulations

150 For the purpose of sections 151 to 154 and 157, former Regulations means the Trade-marks Regulations as they read immediately before the day referred to in subsection 161(1).

Filing date already determined

151 If, before the day referred to in subsection 161(1), the date of filing of an application for the registration of a trademark has been determined in accordance with section 25 of the former Regulations, the filing date of the application is that date of filing.

Filing date — coming into force

152 If, before the day on which these Regulations come into force, in respect of an application for the registration of a trademark, all of the items set out in subsection 33(1) of the Act have been received by the Registrar but not all of the items set out in section 25 of the former Regulations have been delivered to the Registrar, the filing date of the application is the day referred to in subsection 161(1) of these Regulations.

Exception to subsection 32(1)

153 If the filing date of an application for the registration of a trademark precedes the day referred to in subsection 161(1) and the trademark has not yet been registered, subsection 32(1) does not apply and the person who filed the application must pay the fee set out in item 15 of the schedule to the former Regulations, in addition to the fee set out in item 1 of that schedule that they have already paid.

Exception to subsection 32(2)

154 If the filing date of an application for the registration of a trademark precedes the day referred to in subsection 161(1) of these Regulations, the prescribed fee for the purpose of paragraph 33(1)(f) of the Act as referred to in section 69.1 of the Act, is, despite subsection 32(2) of these Regulations, the fee set out in item 1 of the schedule to the former Regulations.

Exception to section 34

155 Despite section 34, if the date of a notice of a default in the prosecution of an application precedes day referred to in subsection 161(1), the time within which the default may be remedied is that specified in the notice.

Exception to paragraph 35(2)(e)

156 Despite paragraph 35(2)(e) of these Regulations, an application for registration referred to in section 69.1 of the Act may, if the trademark remains substantially the same, be amended to add a statement referred to in paragraph 31(b) of the Act or any of paragraphs 31(e) to (g) of these Regulations.

Exception to section 74

157 Despite section 74 of these Regulations, for the purpose of section 46 of the Act, the prescribed renewal fee for a registration in respect of which the day of the last renewal — or, if the registration has never been renewed, the day of the registration — is more than 15 years before day referred to in subsection 161(1) of these Regulations is the fee set out in item 7 of the schedule to the former Regulations.

Exception to section 75 — first renewal

158 Despite section 75 of these Regulations and subject to section 159 of these Regulations, for the purpose of subsections 46(2) to (5) of the Act, in respect of the first renewal, on or after the day referred to in subsection 161(1) of these Regulations, of a registration that is on the register on the day before that day, the period within which the renewal fee must be paid begins on the later of the day of registration and the day of last renewal and ends on the later of the end of the period of 15 years and six months beginning after that day and the end of the two-month period beginning after the date of the notice referred to in subsection 46(2) of the Act.

Exception to section 75 — goods or services not grouped

159 Despite section 75 of these Regulations, if the goods or services in respect of which a trademark is registered are not, at the expiry of the period that would otherwise apply, grouped on the register in accordance with paragraph 26(2)(e.1) of the Act, the period within which the fees set out in subparagraphs 14(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) of the schedule to these Regulations must be paid ends , if later than the end of the period established by section 75 or 158, the end of the two-month period beginning after the day on which the Registrar sends to the registered owner a notice stating that the register has been amended to so group the goods or services and that the registration will be expunged if the fees are not paid within the prescribed period.

Repeal

160 The Trade-marks RegulationsFootnote 1 are repealed.

Coming into Force

S.C. 2015, c. 36, s. 67 and S.C. 2017, c. 6, s. 75

161 (1) Subject to subsection (2), these Regulations come into force on the first day on which both section 67 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, chapter 36 of the Statutes of Canada, 2015 and section 75 of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act, chapter 6 of the Statutes of Canada, 2017, are in force but, if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

February 1, 2019

(2) If that section 67 comes into force before February 1, 2019, sections 122, 123 and 133 of these Regulations come into force on February 1, 2019.

SCHEDULE

(Section 14, subparagraph 16(b)(ii), section 19, paragraph 20(1)(a), subparagraph 21(b)(i), sections 26, 32, 36, 42, 60, 62, 64, 66, 74 and 77, subsection 93(1), section 94 and subparagraph 149(d)(ii))

Tariff of Fees
Item Description Fee ($)
1 Application for an extension of time under section 47 of the Act, for each act for which the extension is sought 125.00
2 Trademark agent qualifying examination 400.00
3

Request for name to be entered on the list of trademark agents

 
  (a) if the request and fee are submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website 300.00
  (b) in any other case 350.00
4 Maintenance of name on list of trademark agents  
  (a) if the fee is submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website 300.00
  (b) in any other case 350.00
5 Reinstatement of name on list of trademark agents 200.00
6 Request for the giving of public notice under paragraph 9(1)(n) or (n.1) of the Act, for each badge, crest, emblem, mark or armorial bearing 500.00
7 Application for the registration of a trademark  
  (a) if the application and fee are submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website  
  (i) for the first class of goods or services to which the application relates 330.00
  (ii) for each additional class of goods or services to which the application relates as of the filing date 100.00
  (b) in any other case  
  (i) for the first class of goods or services to which the application relates 430.00
  (ii) for each additional class of goods or services to which the application relates as of the filing date 100.00
8 Request for the recording of the transfer of one or more applications for the registration of a trademark under subsection 48(3) of the Act, for each application 100.00
9 Statement of opposition under subsection 38(1) of the Act 750.00
10 Application to amend the register under subsection 41(1) of the Act to extend the statement of goods or services in respect of which a trademark is registered  
  (a) for the first class of goods or services to which the application relates 430.00
  (b) for each additional class of goods or services to which the application relates 100.00
11 Request for the giving of one or more notices under subsection 44(1) of the Act, for each notice requested 400.00
12 Request for the registration of the transfer of one or more registered trademarks under subsection 48(4) of the Act, for each trademark 100.00
13 Request for the giving of one or more notices under subsection 45(1) of the Act, for each notice requested 400.00
14 Renewal of the registration of a trademark under section 46 of the Act  
  (a) if the renewal is requested and the fee submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website  
  (i) for the first class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates 400.00
  (ii) for each additional class of goods or services to which the rrequest for renewal relates 125.00
  (b) in any other case  
  (i) for the first class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates 500.00
  (ii) for each additional class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates 125.00
15 Statement of objection under subsection 11.13(1) of the Act 1,000.00
16 Certified copy in paper form  
  (a) for each certification 35.00
  (b) for each page 1.00
17 Certified copy in electronic form  
  (a) for each certification 35.00
  (b) for each trademark to which the request relates 10.00
18 Non-certified copy in paper form, for each page  
  (a) if the requesting person makes the copy using equipment of the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks 0.50
  (b) if the Office makes the copy 1.00
19 Non-certified copy in electronic form  
  (a) for each request 10.00
  (b) for each trademark to which the request relates 10.00
  (c) if the copy is requested on a physical medium, for each physical medium requested in addition to the first 10.00
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