Canada: Nice Classification set to become mandatory

June 26, 2017

As discussed before (see here), the Canadian IP Office (CIPO) allowed applicants to file trademarks using the Nice Classification.

However, once Bill C-31 comes into force, the Nice Classification will become mandatory when filing Canadian trademarks.

Currently CIPO is applying the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification and is taking big steps to align its practices with the international standards in order to foster international investment from and to the country.


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