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Canada Expands Its Adhesion to International Trade Mark Treaties

Nov 15th, 2018

By Frank M. Schlesinger

Our clients with international businesses often need to register in various jurisdictions to protect their trade marks.  This is both time-consuming and costly. 

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has advised that on November 5, 2018 Canada has acceded to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

In addition, effective June 17, 2019, Canada will have acceded to three international trade mark treaties, namely, the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement.

Through the World Intellectual Property Organization, businesses will be able to register trade marks in multiple countries by filing a single application in one language and paying fees in one transaction and in one currency.

For further information and help in this regard, please contact me.


This publication is of a general nature, is as of the date indicated and is not intended to constitute an opinion or legal advice.  The facts and circumstances of your particular situation should be specifically identified and addressed before appropriate legal advice may be given.