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加拿大新商标法概述

[日期:2019-06-15]   来源:五洲普华知识产权  作者: WPIP Elaine   阅读:101次[字体: ]

 

Canada's modernized trademarks legislative framework will come into force on June 17, 2019 and will enable Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol, and the Nice Agreement.

加拿大的现代化商标立法架构将于2019年6月17日生效,加拿大正式加入“新加坡条约”,“马德里议定书”和“尼斯协定”。

 

After joining the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement, applicants will now have access to efficient means of protecting their trademarks in various jurisdictions around the world. A modernized trademark regime that is aligned with other jurisdictions will lower the cost and increase the ease of doing business in Canada to the benefit of both Canadian businesses and those looking to invest in Canadian markets.

加入“新加坡条约”、“马德里议定书”和“尼斯协定”后,申请人可采取有效的方式在全球各司法管辖区注册商标。与其他司法管辖区保持一致的现代化商标制度将降低成本,更加方便企业开展加拿大业务,使企业以及希望在加拿大市场投资的企业受益。

 


 

Changes to the Trademarks Act

商标法的变更

Notable amendments 

值得注意的修订如下:

① the introduction of new types of trademarks;

② greater flexibility in correcting errors;

③ reduced evidentiary requirements in certain cases when transferring ownership;

④ the ability to divide applications and merge registrations;

⑤ the option to file evidence electronically in administrative proceedings;

⑥ the possibility to file international applications through the Madrid System.

 

① 引进新型商标;

② 纠错的灵活性更大;

③ 在转让所有权的某些情况下,减少了证据要求;

④ 允许分割申请和合并注册;

⑤ 在行政诉讼中可选择以电子方式提交证据;

⑥ 通过马德里体系提交国际申请。



 

Characteristics of New Trademark Law

新法特点

 

One form, one transaction, one currency, one place

一种形式,一种交易,一种货币,一个地点

Application and filing date requirements have been simplified and streamlined. There are also increased flexibilities for error correction and a broadened scope ofbusiness for trademark agents.

申请日期简化。补正更加灵活,商标代理人的业务范围也越来越广。

 

Harmonized administrative procedures and formalities

统一的行政程序和手续

Similar and standardized trademark procedures in multiple countries lead to efficiencies, administrative savings and reduced compliance costs for businesses.

多个国家或地区类似和标准化的商标程序可提高申请效率,节省行政费用并降低企业的成本。

 

Consistent goods and services classification system

一致的商品和服务分类系统

Goods and services are classified consistently across multiple countries facilitating global trademark searching.

商品和服务在多个国家或地区一致分类,以便于全球商标检索。

 

Modernizing Canada's domestic trademark 

regime has key benefits for businesses

加拿大商标制度的现代化为企业带来的好处

 


Reduced Filing Cost

申请费用下降

Filing costs will be lower for approximately 50% of applicants.

申请费下降50%

 

Lower Administrative Burden

减少行政负担

Application and filing date requirements have been simplified and streamlined. There arealso increased flexibilities for error correction and a broadened scope of business for trademark agents.

申请日期简化。补正更加灵活,商标代理人的业务范围也越来越广。

 

Enhanced E-Services

电子服务强化

Improved e-filing interface for clients, including enhanced functionalities and new services.

改进了客户的电子归档界面,包括强化功能和新服务。

 


 

Canada's accession to the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement requires significant changes to Canada's trademarks regime. The Trademarks Act was amended in 2014 and the new Trademarks Regulations are now finalized and have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. CIPO is also drafting new practice notices and information guides, revising the Trademarks Examination Manual and developing improved e-services for clients.

加拿大加入“新加坡条约”、“马德里议定书”和“尼斯协定”要求对加拿大的商标制度进行重大修改。“商标法”2014年修订过一次,新的“商标条例”现已最终确定,并已在加拿大公报第二部分公布。CIPO(加拿大商标局)还在起草新的实践通知和信息指南,修订“商标审查手册”并为客户开发改良的电子服务。

 

CIPO is also working to improve our on-line services. Users can expect an improved e-filing interface with new functionalities. This will include the capability to submit images in colour, and allow for a greater number of file formats, including PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and GIF. In addition, users will have the ability to amend an application and submit a Madrid Protocol application using interactive e-services.

CIPO还致力于改进在线服务。用户很快就可使用具有新功能的改进的电子归档界面。 新功能包括提交彩色图片,并允许更多的文件格式,包括PDF,JPEG,TIFF和GIF。 此外,用户还可以使用交互式电子服务修改申请和提交马德里申请。


Madrid Protocol

马德里议定书

The Madrid Protocol offers businesses and innovators the possibility of obtaining trademark protection in a number of countries by filing one single international application in one language with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). One overall payment is made in one currency, simplifying the application process and providing financial savings for those seeking toobtain and maintain protection for their trademarks internationally.

“马德里议定书”通过向世界知识产权组织(WIPO)提交一种语言的单一国际申请,为企业和创新者提供了在一些国家获得商标保护的可能性。以一种货币支付一笔全额款,简化了申请流程,为那些在寻求国际商标保护的人节省了费用。

 

Thereare currently 103 members, covering 118 countries, representing more than 80% of world trade.

目前马德里有103个成员国(包括加拿大),覆盖118个国家,占世界贸易的80%以上。

 

Singapore Treaty

新加坡条约

The Singapore Treaty simplifies and standardizes many formalities and procedures relating to the administration of trademarks. It establishes a maximum set ofconditions that can be imposed on applicants, and makes procedures moreuser-friendly, more consistent internationally and less time-consuming forapplicants. It also covers new types of trademarks, such as holograms, colour perse, and scent.

“新加坡条约”使商标管理有关的手续和程序简化及标准化。它使申请程序更加人性化,在国际上更加一致,并且对申请人来说耗时更少。它还涵盖了新类型的商标,例如全息图,颜色商标和气味商标。

 

Thereare currently 47 countries parties to the treaty.

该条约目前有47个缔约国。

 

Nice Agreement

尼斯协议

Arequirement for accession to the Singapore Treaty and the Madrid Protocol isthe use of the Nice Classification, governed by the Nice Agreement. The NiceAgreement is a classification system used to categorize goods or servicesaccording to 45 general classes for the purpose of registering a trademark. Thecategories are harmonized across all member countries, making it easier tosearch and compare different trademarks.

加入“新加坡条约”和“马德里议定书”的要求是使用尼斯分类,尼斯分类受尼斯协定的约束。尼斯协议是一种分类系统,根据45个一般类别对商品或服务进行分类,用于注册商标。为了更容易搜索和比较不同的商标,所有成员国对这些分类进行了统一。

 

 

All Official Notifications Related with New Canadian Trademark Law: 

加拿大新商标法所有官方公告如下:

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr04445.html

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五洲普华将持续致力于为您提供更多的知产新闻!

 

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