< IP News

CIPO Announces Expedited Examination for COVID-19 Trademark Applications

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has issued a Practice Notice to allow expedited examination of certain trademark applications. To ensure Canadians have timely access to COVID-19 related products and services, effective 14 December 2020,  CIPO began accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications associated with medical goods or services related to COVID-19.  The request must be in the form of an affidavit or statutory declaration setting out the circumstances and reasons for the request, including a court action, a counterfeit products issue, or Health Canada approval being sought or obtained.  The goods and services in the application must include at least one of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical protective equipment, medical services or medical research services, related to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19.

Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP professionals will be pleased to discuss resolutions to specific legal concerns you may have.