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Canada ratifies three trademark-related international treaties

According to the announcement made by WIPO on 18 March 2019, Canada became a party to:

  • The Madrid Protocol, which enables to file and administer international trademark applications through the national offices of member states;

  • The Nice Agreement, which establishes an international classification of goods and services for the registration of trademarks; and

  • The Singapore Treaty, which harmonizes administrative trademark registration procedures among its members.

For Canada, the respective treaties will enter into force on 17 June 2019. With Canada, the number of members will be 104 for the Madrid Protocol, 86 for the Nice Agreement, and 48 for the Singapore Treaty.

Turkey has been a party to the respective treaties for a long time. With the joining of Canada, we will be able to file a trademark application for Canada directly from Turkey and will be much more familiar with the trademark registration procedures in Canada.

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