Discontinuance of courtesy letters for co–pending confusing trademarks

June 17, 2009

Effective immediately, the Registrar will no longer issue courtesy letters to applicants informing them of co-pending and confusing applications with a later filing date or priority filing date.

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.

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