Temporary Appointment of Agent or Associate Agent for One Communication

Publication date: June 17, 2019

This practice notice provides guidance on providing notice to the Registrar in one communication of the appointment and revocation of an agent.

The Office of the Registrar of Trademarks understands that an agent may be appointed for the purpose of submitting a single communication or request (e.g. requesting a change of name or address on multiple trademark applications or registrations). In these cases, the appointment, communication or request, and revocation may be communicated to the Registrar in one document.

This type of request-specific appointment and revocation must be done by way of mail or fax. The following is an example of an acceptable request to the Office:

The undersigned has been appointed, under subsection 22(3) of the Trademarks Regulations, by the trademark agent that resides in Canada appointed on the following trademark applications and registrations, as associate trademark agent for the purpose of the following:

[details of request]

Upon recordal by the Office of this request, our appointment as associate agent is revoked under section 23 of the Trademarks Regulations, and the appointed trademark agent will remain of record.

Please note that the response to the communication or request will be sent to the temporarily appointed agent.

This practice notice is intended to provide guidance on the Canadian Intellectual Property 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. The provisions of this practice notice are general guidelines only, are not binding in any particular case and are subject to change.

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