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Canada Trademark Registration Renewal

Updated:2018-4-9 12:20:04    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:191

Canada trademark registration is filed under Canadian trademark law, which provides protection to marks by statute under the Trade-marks Act and also at common law. Trademark law provides protection for distinctive marks, certification marks, distinguishing guises, and proposed marks against those who appropriate the goodwill of the mark or create confusion between different vendors' goods or services.

Advantages of trademark registration in Canada
According to section 19 of the Act the owner of a valid registered trade mark has the exclusive right to the mark's use throughout Canada in respect of the wares or services for which it is registered. Section 20 provides that no unapproved person may sell, distribute, or advertise wares or services in association with a confusing trademark or trade name and section 22 further prohibits a non-owner from using a registered mark in any manner likely to deteriorate the value of the goodwill attached to the mark.

The common law protects marks by recognizing the owner's right to exclusive uses, subject to the geographical and market boundaries of the owner's established trade reputation. Registration also allows the owner to register in other countries that adhere to the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

Duration and Termination
A duly registered trademark is valid for 15 years and may be renewed in perpetuity, making it the only form of intellectual property with statutory protections that do not definitively expire. However, sections 44 and 45 of the act permit the registrar to require, from time to time, owners submit information or evidence regarding the ongoing usage of registered marks. If a trademark is abandoned, shows no evidence of being used or is not renewed the Registrar of Trade-marks may expunge the trademark from the register.

Once registered, a Canadian trademark is valid for 15 years. Near the end of that period, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), namely, the trademark office, will send a notice that it is time to renew your Canadian trademark. If you do not renew the mark, or if you do not renew it in time, it will be expunged. It would still be listed in the trademark database, but would no longer provide any protection. This also means that someone else could register the trademark or you could register it again yourself with a fresh application.

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