Canada is joining the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks. Canada is becoming the 104th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 120 countries.
From June 17, 2019 it will be possible to designate Canada in a new international trademark application or to extend the protection of an international trademark registration in this country. Also note that Canada will apply the Nice classification.
We are at your disposal for any other information regarding this matter.
During the festive season our services are at the disposal of our clients. Except of 25th and 26th of December and 1st and 2nd of January, our offices will be open during the office hours.
It is your duty as the owner of a trademark to survey the Registers to detect for eventual deposits that could infringe on your rights. In effect, a majority of offices do not examine the existence of old trademarks at the time of registration of a new trademark. In order to react within the opposition period, it would, therefore, be in your interest to stay vigilant.
This kind of service is being offered by us!
Our service detects possible conflicts, denounces them and if need be, examines the opportunity for action.
We assure, the monitoring of any trademark in any type of products or services that you may require, on a worldwide scale.
The trademark comprised of two verbal elements (for example, a first and last name) is integrated in one. On the other hand, a mixed trademark comprised of a verbal and figurative element would count for two.
For 2019, our principal tariffs (on request) remain unchanged. Likewise our advice remains the most recommendable.
On July 16, 2018, the Government of Canada deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with the International Bureau of WIPO.
This makes Canada the 55th member of the 1999 Act and 69th member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in Canada on November 5, 2018.
Source : WIPO
Director General for Trademarks at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office announced the future accession of Canada to the Madrid Protocol at the 140th edition of the INTA Meeting.
Canada is now close to joining the Madrid System. After years of hard work involving stakeholders at the national level, Canada is now fine-tuning regulatory requirements and communicating with WIPO regarding IT tools for the implementation of e-services for filing.
On the future accession of Canada to the Madrid System, Mr. Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trademarks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office said: “We expect to be joining the treaty, in fact, in early 2019.”
Source : WIPO
Some customers, whose Trademark required the filing an affidavit of use in USA, have recently received a document originating from a ‘Patent and Trademark Office’ (see below), requesting the signature and payment of an amount for ‘renewal’ of the Trademark. The Patent and Trademark Office is not official, it possibly is more or less of a scam. Do not forget, when in doubt over a document received by a so-called authority or an unknown registry, asking for payment, please do consult us. This might avoid the risk of falling into a trap, as once the money is paid, evidently it would be almost impossible to get a refund.
Well established Swiss trademark, registered in many countries.
IP rights (trademarks, design and patent) possibly sold with stock of watches and components..
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Our office will be closed during the Independance Day of Neuchâtel on March 1, 2017, reopening on March 2.
We wish you happiness and success in the coming year and take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
During the festive season our offices will be open at the usual working hours except on December 26. 2016 and January 2nd, 2017.
On October 6, 2016 Brunei Darussalam joined the Madrid Protocol and became the 98th member of the Madrid System. The relevant treaty will enter into force on January 6, 2017.