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Trademarks Act

Version of section 11.19 from 2019-06-17 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Exception for failure to take proceedings

  •  (1) Sections 11.14 and 11.15 do not apply to the adoption or use of a trademark by a person if no proceedings are taken to enforce those sections in respect of that person’s use or adoption of the trademark within five years after use of the trademark by that person or that person’s predecessor-in-title has become generally known in Canada or the trademark has been registered by that person in Canada, unless it is established that that person or that person’s predecessor-in-title first used or adopted the trademark with knowledge that such use or adoption was contrary to section 11.14 or 11.15, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Proceedings after five years

    (2) In proceedings respecting a registered trademark commenced after the expiry of five years from the earlier of the date of registration of the trademark in Canada and the date on which use of the trademark by the person who filed the application for registration of the trademark or that person’s predecessor in title has become generally known in Canada, the registration must not be expunged or amended or held invalid on the basis of any of paragraphs 12(1)(g) to (h.1) unless it is established that the person who filed the application for registration of the trademark did so with knowledge that the trademark was in whole or in part a protected geographical indication.

  • 1994, c. 47, s. 192
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 361(E), c. 32, s. 14(F)
  • 2017, c. 6, s. 66
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