The Nice Classification for Canadian Trademarks is coming to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) in the fall of 2015.
Trademark applicants will have access to a series of electronic trademark tools to help them in classifying their trademark goods and services according to the Nice Classification. CIPO will encourage applicants to file their trademark applications using the Nice Classification. By grouping the goods and services early, you will be accelerating the registration and renewal process, once Bill C-31 comes into force.
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming changes to trademark tools and services at CIPO.