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Canadian IP strategy aims at stopping trade mark trolls

Patrick Wingrove, London


An intellectual property strategy unveiled in Canada includes a provision aimed at preventing the rise of trade mark trolls, in response to soaring all-class applications

The Canadian government unveiled its first national intellectual property strategy at the end of April, in which one provision was to prevent the misuse of the trade mark registration system such as instances of "trade mark squatting".

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