Description of Dates
From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Priority Filing Date
- Date Filed
- Date Formalized
- Date Advertised
- Date Registered
- Date Inactivated
- International registration date
- Registration expiry date
Priority Filing Date
Under the terms of the Convention of the Union of Paris, an applicant (or their successor in title) who is a member of a country of the Union (any country that is a member of the Union for the Protection of Industrial Property constituted under the Convention, or any WTO Member) may file an application for registration of a trademark in Canada, and may claim as the filing date the date they filed an application in or for another Union country for the same or substantially the same trademark for use in association with the same kind of goods or services. The Canadian application must be filed within six months of this date (see section 34 of the Trademarks Act).
The date a completed application is officially received and filed at the Trademarks Office.
The date on which the application is made available for public inspection.
For trademarks, the advertised date is the date on which a trademark is advertised under section 37 of the Trademarks Act. For Section 9 marks, the advertised date is the date public notice is given. For plant variety denominations, the advertisement date is the date on which the denomination was published in the Plant Varieties Journal of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. For geographical indications, the advertisement date is the date on which they were published under section 11.12 of the Trademarks Act.
For trademarks, the date registered is the date on which a trademark is registered. For plant variety denominations, the date registered is the date on which the Canadian Food Inspection Agency granted protection for the denomination. For geographical indications, the date registered is the date on which they have been entered on the list, and the date registered for Royal Canadian Legion marks is the date on which protection was granted pursuant to an Act respecting the Royal Canadian Legion.
The date on which the trademark was no longer in good standing with the Office. These will include applications that have been deemed never to have been filed, withdrawn by owner, or refused and registrations that have been cancelled, merged or expunged.
International Registration Date
This is the international registration date of the Protocol application/registration.
Registration Expiry Date
The date on which the trademark registration expires.
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