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2020 Trademark Ecosystem

What kind of shifts are we seeing in the trademark industry? In a new survey, 85% of brands experienced infringement in 2019 showing a steady upward trend from 81% in 2018 and 74% in 2017. Consequences of infringement were significant, with the top three cited: customer confusion (45%) loss of revenue (38%) damage to brand […]

Madrid Protocol welcomes Canada as amended Trademarks Act goes into effect

Canada’s amended Trademarks Act will come into force on June 17, 2019. The revised act introduces many changes to trademark law and practice including Canada’s accession to the Madrid Protocol, which will allow Canadians to file Madrid applications with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In joining the Madrid Protocol, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) […]