Canada: Nice Classification for trademarks is adopted

September 29, 2015

As of  September 28 of 2015, Canada has started to accept voluntary registrations of trademarks using the Nice Agreement (extended name: Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of marks), initial signed in 1957.

Canada was one of the few countries in the world that had not adhered to the Nice Classification that will now allow applicants to search for potential conflicting trademarks more easily, considering that trademarks will be arranged with similar goods/services.

It will also help reducing the costs of translating goods/services as they will be accept by foreign trademarks offices.

 


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