Category: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Deceptively Misdescriptive Trademarks

Deceptively misdescriptive¬†trademarks are not registrable under section 12(1)(b) of the Trademarks Act, which states: When trade-mark registrable 12 (1) Subject to section 13, a trade-mark is registrable if it is not … (b) whether depicted, written or sounded, either clearly descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive in the English or French language of the character or quality […]

Nice Classification for Canadian Trademarks

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) adopted the international Nice Classification for trademark applications in 2015. As of January 1, 2017, CIPO applies the 11th¬†Edition of the Nice Classification to all New applications. If you have filed your application prior to January 1, 2017, and have chosen to submit a Revised application, you may choose […]