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Electronic register

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Amendment date: June 17, 2019

This practice notice provides guidance on what is considered the official version of the register.

Subsection 26(1) of the Trademarks Act provides that "there shall be kept under the supervision of the Registrar a register of trademarks and of transfers, disclaimers, amendments, judgments and orders relating to each registered trademark."

The official version of this register is the one kept by the Registrar in electronic form. The version of the Register that is kept in paper form is not the official version but will remain available for consultation by members of the public. It should be noted, however, that although the paper version generally reflects the contents of the electronic version it will not always reflect the latest changes thereto.

It is possible to request copies or certified copies from the Client Service Centre. All such copies are produced from the electronic version of the register.

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