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Catching up with Canada: recent trade mark news

Natalie Rahhal, New York

Canada is continuing to amend its intellectual property acts to allow it to join international treaties, plain packaging legislation is being considered, and the Quebec government has proposed legislation to require businesses to use both French and English versions of their outside signage

Amending acts to meet Treaties In 2014, Canada’s government approved amendments to the Trademark and Patent Acts that will allow it to join five international IP treaties. The amendments are expected to be implemented in April 2018. In the meantime,...

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