Monday, February 5 2024   \  Published by Marks & Clerk .

Updates to CIPO Trademark Service Standards

Updates to CIPO Trademark Service Standards

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently modified its Trademark Service Standards to update various service standards as of January 1, 2024.

Notably, CIPO has made an effort to improve its service standards by clarifying and reducing the amount of time from filing a trademark application to the issuance of a first action (approval or first report), as reproduced in the table below. In this regard, CIPO’s previous trademark service standards only set a service standard for the amount of time between filing a trademark application and receiving a filing notice. Applicants were left with uncertainty and with some waiting up to 5 years to receive a first action for applications filed without using CIPO’s pre-approved list of goods and services. The revised service standards only apply to applications filed on or after January 1, 2024. Read more

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