Practice Notice — Corrections

Publication Date: 2002-11-06

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


This practice notice replaces the notice published April 10, 2002 and is implemented in view of the large amount of requests for amendments to applications. Effective immediately, where an amendment is made on a pending application, the Office will record the change in the database but will not issue any confirmation or client proof sheet showing the change. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify the database to ensure the requested amendment has been recorded.

However, if the required modification is contrary to the Trade-marks Regulations (1996), the Office will send a letter explaining the refusal of amendment.

There is no change in practice where a correction is made on a registered mark. The Office will issue a letter confirming that the correction has been made together with a copy of the registration page.

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