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Service of Notices
Authorized person
72.1 The service of a notice by or on behalf of the Centre on a person or entity referred to in paragraph 5(h.1) is sufficient if it is served on the person who is indicated in the application for registration, or in accordance with subsection 11.13(1), as being authorized to accept, on behalf of the person or entity referred to in that paragraph, notices that are served or caused to be served by the Centre under this Act.
294. (1) Paragraph 73(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) describing services for the purpose of subparagraph 5(h)(v) or (h.1)(v) and activities for the purpose of businesses, professions and activities for the purpose of paragraph 5(i);
2001, c. 41, s. 73(1)
(2) Paragraph 73(1)(g) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(g) defining “courier” and “monetary instruments”;
(3) Subsection 73(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (g):
(g.1) for the purposes of subparagraphs 5(h)(iv) and (h.1)(iv), defining “deal in”, in relation to virtual currencies, and “virtual currencies”;
2006, c. 12, s. 39(2)
(4) Paragraphs 73(1)(j) to (l) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(j) prescribing, for the purposes of subsection 9.3(1), the manner for determining whether a person is a person described in any of paragraphs 9.3(1)(a) to (c) and the circumstances in which it is necessary to make that determination;
(k) prescribing, for the purposes of subsections 9.3(2) and (2.1), the circumstances in which it is necessary to obtain the approval of senior management and the measures to be taken;
(l) prescribing offices and positions for the purposes of paragraph (j) of the definition “politically exposed domestic person” in subsection 9.3(3) or paragraph (j) of the definition “politically exposed foreign person” in that subsection;
(l.1) prescribing family members for the purposes of subsection 9.3(1);
(l.2) defining “foreign state” for the purposes of the definition “politically exposed foreign person” in subsection 9.3(3);
2006, c. 12, s. 39(2)
(5) Paragraph 73(1)(o) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(o) prescribing the services referred to in the definition “correspondent banking relationship” in subsections 9.31(2) and 9.4(3);
2010, c. 12, s. 1877
(6) Paragraphs 73(1)(y.1) and (y.2) of the Act are repealed.
2010, c. 12, s. 1878(1)
295. The portion of subsection 74(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
General offences
74. (1) Every person or entity that knowingly contravenes any of sections 6, 6.1 and 9.1 to 9.3, subsection 9.4(2), sections 9.5 to 9.7, 11.1, 11.43, 11.44 and 11.6, subsections 12(1) and (4) and 36(1), section 37, subsections 55(1) and (2), section 57 and subsections 62(2), 63.1(2) and 64(3) or the regulations is guilty of an offence and liable
296. The portion of subsection 74(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
General offences
74. (1) Every person or entity that knowingly contravenes any of sections 6, 6.1 and 9.1 to 9.31, subsection 9.4(2), sections 9.5 to 9.7, 11.1, 11.43, 11.44 and 11.6, subsections 12(1) and (4) and 36(1), section 37, subsections 55(1) and (2), section 57 and subsections 62(2), 63.1(2) and 64(3) or the regulations is guilty of an offence and liable
2010, c. 12
Jobs and Economic Growth Act
297. Section 1884 of the Jobs and Economic Growth Act is replaced by the following:
Royal assent of Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1
1884. The provisions of this Part, other than sections 1874 and 1875, are deemed to have come into force immediately before the day on which the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 receives royal assent.
Coming into Force
One year after royal assent
298. (1) Section 260 comes into force one year after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.
January 1, 2015
(2) Section 289 comes into force on January 1, 2015.
Order in council
(3) Subsections 256(2) and (3), sections 257, 258 and 261, subsection 262(3) and sections 263 to 266 and 293, subsections 294(1) to (5) and section 296 come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
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Immigration
2001, c. 27
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
2012, c. 19, s. 701; 2013, c. 40, subpar. 238(1)(h)(i)
299. Subsection 4(2.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act is replaced by the following:
Minister of Employment and Social Development
(2.1) In making regulations under paragraphs 32(d.1) to (d.4), the Governor in Council may confer powers and duties on the Minister of Employment and Social Development.
300. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 11.1:
Visa or other document not to be issued
11.2 An officer may not issue a visa or other document in respect of an application for permanent residence to a foreign national who was issued an invitation under Division 0.1 to make that application if — at the time the invitation was issued or at the time the officer received their application — the foreign national did not meet the criteria set out in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(e) or did not have the qualifications on the basis of which they were ranked under an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h) and were issued the invitation.
301. Section 14 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (4):
Applications to be made electronically
(5) The regulations may require foreign nationals who make an application for a visa or other document under subsection 11(1) and foreign nationals who were issued an invitation under Division 0.1 to apply for permanent residence to make those applications by means of an electronic system and may include provisions respecting that system, respecting the circumstances in which those applications may be made by other means and respecting those other means.
302. Section 32 of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (d.3):
(d.4) a system of administrative monetary penalties applicable to the contravention by an employer of any conditions referred to in paragraph (d.1) and the amounts of those penalties;
303. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 87.4:
Federal Investor and Entrepreneur Classes
Pending applications
87.5 (1) An application by a foreign national for a permanent resident visa as a member of the prescribed class of investors or of entrepreneurs is terminated if, before February 11, 2014, it has not been established by an officer, in accordance with the regulations, whether the applicant meets the selection criteria and other requirements applicable to the class in question.
Application
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) an application in respect of which a superior court has made a final determination unless the determination is made on or after February 11, 2014; or
(b) an application made by an investor or entrepreneur who is selected as such by a province whose government has entered into an agreement referred to in subsection 9(1).
Effect
(3) The fact that an application is terminated under subsection (1) does not constitute a decision not to issue a permanent resident visa.
Fees returned
(4) Any fees paid to the Minister in respect of the application referred to in subsection (1) — including for the acquisition of permanent resident status — must be returned, without interest, to the person who paid them. The amounts payable may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
Investment returned
(5) If an application for a permanent resident visa as a member of the prescribed class of investors is terminated under subsection (1), an amount equal to the investment made by the applicant in respect of their application must be returned, without interest, to the applicant. The amount may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
Provincial allocation
(6) If the provincial allocation of an investment made in respect of an application for a permanent resident visa as a member of the prescribed class of investors that is terminated under subsection (1) has been transferred to an approved fund, as defined in subsection 88(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, the province whose government controls the approved fund must return an amount equal to that provincial allocation to the Minister without delay. The return of the amount extinguishes the debt obligation in respect of that provincial allocation.
No recourse or indemnity
(7) No right of recourse or indemnity lies against Her Majesty in right of Canada in connection with an application that is terminated under subsection (1), including in respect of any contract or other arrangement relating to any aspect of the application.
304. Subsection 145(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (b):
(b.1) the amount of a penalty imposed under any regulation made under paragraph 32(d.4);
305. Section 146 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Minister of Employment and Social Development
(1.1) When a penalty is imposed as a result of the Minister of Employment and Social Development exercising a power conferred on him or her by regulation made under paragraph 32(d.4), that Minister is responsible for the recovery of the debt referred to in paragraph 145(1)(b.1).
2013, c. 40
Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2
306. (1) Section 290 of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 is amended by adding, after the subsection 10.1(2) that it enacts, the following:
Provincial nominees
(2.1) In the case of the prescribed class of provincial nominees, an instruction may be given under paragraph 10.3(1)(a) in respect of the foreign nationals who are nominated by the government of a particular province in accord-ance with an agreement referred to in section 8, or in respect of a portion of those foreign nationals.
(2) Section 290 of the Act is amended by replacing the subsection 10.1(6) that it enacts with the following:
Failure to make application
(6) A foreign national who is invited to make an application and does not do so within the period specified in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(k) is not eligible to be invited to make an application in relation to the expression of interest on the basis of which the invitation was issued.
(3) Section 290 of the Act is amended by replacing the subsection 10.2(5) that it enacts with the following:
Cancellation of invitation
(5) The Minister may cancel an invitation to make an application if the invitation was issued in error.
(4) Section 290 of the Act is amended by replacing the portion of the subsection 10.3(1) that it enacts before paragraph (a) with the following:
Instructions
10.3 (1) The Minister may give instructions governing any matter relating to the application of this Division, including instructions respecting
(5) Section 290 of the Act is amended by replacing the paragraph 10.3(1)(c) that it enacts with the following:
(c) the submission and processing of an expression of interest, including by means of the electronic system;
(6) Section 290 of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of the paragraph 10.3(1)(k) that it enacts, by adding “and” at the end of the paragraph 10.3(1)(l) that it enacts and by adding the following after that paragraph 10.3(1)(l):
(m) any matter for which a recommendation to the Minister or a decision may or must be made by a designated person, institution or organization with respect to a foreign national.
Coming into Force
Order in council
307. Sections 300 and 301 come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, which may not be earlier than the day on which section 290 of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 comes into force.
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Public Service Labour Relations
2003, c. 22, s. 2
Public Service Labour Relations Act
308. Paragraph 226(1)(h) of the Public Service Labour Relations Act is replaced by the following:
(h) if the adjudicator has determined that the employer has engaged in a discriminatory practice set out in section 7, 8, 10 or 14 of the Canadian Human Rights Act,
(i) order that the employer cease the discriminatory practice and take measures to redress the practice or to prevent the same or a similar practice from occurring in the future, or
(ii) give relief in accordance with any of paragraphs 53(2)(b) to (e) or subsection 53(3) of that Act;
2013, c. 40
Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2
309. (1) The portion of subsection 338(4) of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Arbitration board established
(4) Subject to subsections (6) and (7), the provisions of the Act, as they read immediately before the commencement day, continue to apply in respect of a bargaining unit that is referred to in paragraph (3)(a) until an arbitral award is made in respect of the bargaining unit if, before the commencement day,
(2) The portion of subsection 338(5) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Public interest commission established
(5) Subject to subsections (6) and (7), the provisions of the Act, as they read immediately before the commencement day, continue to apply in respect of a bargaining unit that is referred to in paragraph (3)(a) until a collective agreement is entered into by parties if, before the commencement day,
(3) Subsection 338(6) of the Act is replaced by the following:
No essential services agreement
(6) Despite subsections (4) and (5), if, before the commencement day, arbitration or conciliation has been chosen by the bargaining agent representing a bargaining unit that is referred to in paragraph (3)(a) or (b) as the process for the resolution of disputes to which it may be a party and if, before that day, no essential services agreement has been entered into by the employer and the bargaining agent in relation to that bargaining unit, then,
(a) if no notification referred to in paragraph (4)(b) or (5)(b) had been given before December 12, 2013, the process for the resolution of disputes is conciliation; and
(b) sections 120 and 121 of the Act, as enacted by section 305, apply except that, despite subsection 121(3) of the Act, as enacted by section 305, the notice that is referred to in subsection 121(1) of the Act, as enacted by section 305, must be given not later than 12 months after the commencement day.
(4) The portion of subsection 338(7) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Essential services agreement entered into
(7) Despite subsections (4) and (5), if, before the commencement day, arbitration or conciliation has been chosen by the bargaining agent representing a bargaining unit that is referred to in paragraph (3)(a) or (b) as the process for the resolution of disputes to which it may be a party and if, before that day, an essential services agreement has been entered into by the employer and the bargaining agent in relation to that bargaining unit, then, the process for the resolution of disputes is
(5) Section 338 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (7):
Non-application
(7.1) Subsection (7) does not apply if the notification referred to in paragraph (4)(b) or (5)(b) had been given before December 12, 2013.
(6) Subsection 338(9) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Positions — essential services agreement
(9) Despite subsections (4) and (5), if a bargaining unit is bound by an essential services agreement immediately before the commencement day,
(a) sections 120 and 121 of the Act, as enacted by section 305, apply except that, despite subsection 121(3) of the Act, as enacted by section 305, the notice that is referred to in subsection 121(1) of the Act, as enacted by section 305, must be given not later than 12 months after the commencement day; and
(b) every position that is identified in the agreement as being necessary for the employer to provide essential services is deemed to be a position designated by the employer under section 120 of the Act, as enacted by section 305.
For greater certainty, subsection 124(1) of the Act, as enacted by section 305, does not apply in respect of any position referred to in paragraph (b).
For greater certainty
(10) For greater certainty,
(a) every essential services agreement between the employer and a bargaining agent that is in force immediately before the commencement day is deemed to have ceased to have effect on the commencement day; and
(b) every essential services agreement that is entered into by the employer and a bargaining agent after the commencement day ceases to apply on the day on which a collective agreement is entered into by the employer and the bargaining agent.
Coming into Force
Section 308
310. (1) Section 308 comes into force on the day on which subsection 326(1) of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2 comes into force.
Section 309
(2) Section 309 is deemed to have come into force on December 12, 2013.
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2006, c. 13
Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006
311. (1) Section 99 of the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Calculations
(1.1) The portion of the revenue to be distributed to a province shall be calculated in respect of each fiscal quarter in a fiscal year.
Definition of “fiscal year”
(1.2) In subsection (1.1), “fiscal year” means the period beginning on April 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the next year.
Revenue
(1.3) The amount of revenue to be attributed to a province for a fiscal quarter is the revenue derived from the charge imposed under section 10 or 15 on softwood lumber products originating from that province.
Costs
(1.4) The amount of the costs referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) to be attributed to a province for a fiscal quarter is determined by the formula
A × (B/C) + D
where
A      is the costs that the Minister becomes aware of during the fiscal quarter;
B      is the volume in board feet of softwood lumber products exported from the province to the United States during the fiscal quarter under export permits;
C      is the volume in board feet of softwood lumber products exported from all of the provinces to the United States during the fiscal quarter under export permits; and
D      is the total amount of the costs attributed to the province for previous fiscal quarters, including any fiscal quarter that is before the day on which this subsection comes into force, that have not already been deducted from revenue transfers to that province and that have not been previously collected under section 40.1 of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act or through voluntary payments by that province to Her Majesty in right of Canada.
Exception
(1.5) In the case of the costs referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the formula applies unless the Minister determines under subsection (1) that the costs are to be attributed otherwise.
Amount equal to or less than zero
(1.6) If, after deducting any refunds and the costs referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b), the resulting amount with respect to a province is equal to or less than zero, the Minister is not required to distribute any portion of the revenue to that province.
Reconciliation
(1.7) Except for the final reconciliation, a reconciliation of the amounts used in calculations is to be made annually.
(2) Section 99 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):
Regulations
(3) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister for International Trade, make regulations generally to carry out the purposes of this section.
312. Subsection 100(2) of the Act is repealed.
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2009, c. 2
Budget Implementation Act, 2009
313. Subsection 295(1) of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009 is replaced by the following:
Maximum payment
295. (1) The Minister of Finance may make direct payments, in an aggregate amount not exceeding $150,000,000 or any other amount that may be specified in an appropriation Act, to provinces and territories for matters relating to the establishment of a Canadian securities regulation regime and a Canadian regulatory authority.
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Securitization of Insured Mortgage or Hypothecary Loans
2011, c. 15, s. 20
Protection of Residential Mortgage or Hypothecary Insurance Act
314. Section 19 of the Protection of Residential Mortgage or Hypothecary Insurance Act is replaced by the following:
Pre-existing contracts
19. If a winding-up order is made in respect of a company, a contract of insurance that the company entered into before the coming into force of this Act is deemed, in respect of a mortgage or hypothecary loan that is the subject of the contract of insurance, to be a policy issued to a qualified mortgage lender in respect of an eligible mortgage loan for the purposes of sections 16, 17 and 20 to 25, if
(a) Her Majesty would have been bound to make a payment in respect of the contract of insurance had section 44 not come into force; and
(b) the mortgage or hypothecary loan meets the criteria established by regulations made under subsection 42(1) that relate to a guarantee of payment referred to in subsection 14(1) of the National Housing Act.
315. Section 42 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Criterion — guarantee
(1.1) Any criterion established by a regulation made under subsection (1) that relates to a guarantee of payment referred to in subsection 14(1) of the National Housing Act may apply to an existing insured mortgage or hypothecary loan.
R.S., c. N-11
National Housing Act
316. Section 8.1 of the National Housing Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Criterion — guarantee
(1.1) Any criterion established by a regulation made under subsection (1) that relates to a guarantee of payment referred to in subsection 14(1) may apply to an existing insured loan.
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R.S., c. T-13
Amendments Relating to International Treaties on Trademarks
Amendments to the Trade-marks Act
317. The long title of the English version of the Trade-marks Act is replaced by the following:
An Act relating to trademarks and unfair competition
318. Section 1 of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Trademarks Act.
319. (1) The definition “distinguishing guise” in section 2 of the Act is repealed.
(2) The definitions “proposed trade-mark” and “representative for service” in section 2 of the Act are repealed.
(3) The definition “wares” in section 2 of the Act is repealed.
(4) The definitions “certification mark” and “trade-mark” in section 2 of the Act are replaced by the following:
“certification mark”
« marque de certification »
“certification mark” means a sign or combination of signs that is used or proposed to be used for the purpose of distinguishing or so as to distinguish goods or services that are of a defined standard from those that are not of that defined standard, with respect to
(a) the character or quality of the goods or services,
(b) the working conditions under which the goods are produced or the services performed,
(c) the class of persons by whom the goods are produced or the services performed, or
(d) the area within which the goods are produced or the services performed;
“trademark”
« marque de commerce »
trademark” means
(a) a sign or combination of signs that is used or proposed to be used by a person for the purpose of distinguishing or so as to distinguish their goods or services from those of others, or
(b) a certification mark;
(5) Section 2 of the Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
“Nice Classification”
« classification de Nice »
“Nice Classification” means the classification established by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, signed at Nice on June 15, 1957, including any amendments, modifications and revisions made from time to time to which Canada is a party;
“sign”
« signe »
“sign” includes a word, a personal name, a design, a letter, a numeral, a colour, a figurative element, a three-dimensional shape, a hologram, a moving image, a mode of packaging goods, a sound, a scent, a taste, a texture and the positioning of a sign;
320. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 2:
Reference to “person”
2.1 Unless the context requires otherwise, a reference to “person” in this Act, in relation to a trademark, includes two or more persons who, by agreement, do not have the right to use the trademark in Canada except on behalf of both or all of them.
321. (1) Subsections 6(2) to (4) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Confusion — trademark with other trademark
(2) The use of a trademark causes confusion with another trademark if the use of both trademarks in the same area would be likely to lead to the inference that the goods or services associated with those trademarks are manufactured, sold, leased, hired or performed by the same person, whether or not the goods or services are of the same general class or appear in the same class of the Nice Classification.
Confusion — trademark with trade name
(3) The use of a trademark causes confusion with a trade name if the use of both the trademark and trade name in the same area would be likely to lead to the inference that the goods or services associated with the trademark and those associated with the business carried on under the trade name are manufactured, sold, leased, hired or performed by the same person, whether or not the goods or services are of the same general class or appear in the same class of the Nice Classification.
Confusion — trade name with trademark
(4) The use of a trade name causes confusion with a trademark if the use of both the trade name and trademark in the same area would be likely to lead to the inference that the goods or services associated with the business carried on under the trade name and those associated with the trademark are manufactured, sold, leased, hired or performed by the same person, whether or not the goods or services are of the same general class or appear in the same class of the Nice Classification.
(2) Paragraph 6(5)(e) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(e) the degree of resemblance between the trademarks or trade names, including in appearance or sound or in the ideas suggested by them.
322. The heading before section 7 of the Act is replaced by the following:
UNFAIR COMPETITION AND PROHIBITED SIGNS
323. (1) Paragraph 9(1)(d) of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:
d) un mot ou symbole susceptible de porter à croire que les produits ou services en liaison avec lesquels il est employé ont reçu l’approbation royale, vice-royale ou gouvernementale, ou que leur production, leur vente ou leur exécution a lieu sous le patronage ou sur l’autorité royale, vice-royale ou gouvernementale;
1994, c. 47, s. 191(2)
(2) Paragraph 9(1)(i.3) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(i.3) any armorial bearing, flag or other emblem, or the name or any abbreviation of the name, of an international intergovernmental organization, if the armorial bearing, flag, emblem, name or abbreviation is on a list communicated under article 6ter of the Convention or pursuant to the obligations under the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights set out in Annex 1C to the WTO Agreement stemming from that article, and the Registrar gives public notice of the communication;
1993, c. 15, s. 58(4)
(3) Paragraph 9(2)(b)(ii) is replaced by the following:
(ii) an armorial bearing, flag, emblem, name or abbreviation mentioned in paragraph (1)(i.3), unless the use of the mark is likely to mislead the public as to a connection between the user and the organization.
324. Section 10 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Further prohibitions
10. If any sign or combination of signs has by ordinary and bona fide commercial usage become recognized in Canada as designating the kind, quality, quantity, destination, value, place of origin or date of production of any goods or services, no person shall adopt it as a trademark in association with the goods or services or others of the same general class or use it in a way likely to mislead, nor shall any person so adopt or so use any sign or combination of signs so nearly resembling that sign or combination as to be likely to be mistaken for it.
325. Section 11 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Further prohibitions
11. No person shall use in connection with a business, as a trademark or otherwise, any sign or combination of signs adopted contrary to section 9 or 10.
326. (1) The portion of subsection 12(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
When trademark registrable
12. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a trademark is registrable if it is not
1993, c. 15, s. 59(F)
(2) Paragraph 12(1)(b) of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:
b) qu’elle soit sous forme graphique, écrite ou sonore, elle donne une description claire ou donne une description fausse et trompeuse, en langue française ou anglaise, de la nature ou de la qualité des produits ou services en liaison avec lesquels elle est employée, ou en liaison avec lesquels on projette de l’employer, ou des conditions de leur production, ou des personnes qui les produisent, ou de leur lieu d’origine;
(3) Paragraph 12(1)(e) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(e) a sign or combination of signs whose adoption is prohibited by section 9 or 10;
(4) Subsection 12(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Utilitarian function
(2) A trademark is not registrable if, in relation to the goods or services in association with which it is used or proposed to be used, its features are dictated primarily by a utilitarian function.
Registrable if distinctive
(3) A trademark that is not registrable by reason of paragraph (1)(a) or (b) is registrable if it is distinctive at the filing date of an application for its registration, having regard to all the circumstances of the case including the length of time during which it has been used.
327. Section 13 of the Act is repealed.
1994, c. 47, s. 194
328. Sections 14 and 15 of the Act are replaced by the following:
Registration of confusing trademarks
15. Despite section 12, confusing trademarks are registrable if the applicant is the owner of all of the confusing trademarks.
329. The heading before section 16 of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:
PERSONNES AYANT DROIT À L’ENREGISTREMENT D’UNE MARQUE DE COMMERCE
330. (1) The portion of subsection 16(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Entitlement to registration
16. (1) Any applicant who has filed an application in accordance with subsec-tion 30(2) for the registration of a registrable trademark is entitled, subject to section 38, to secure its registration in respect of the goods or services specified in the application, unless at the filing date of the application or the date of first use of the trademark in Canada, whichever is earlier, it was confusing with
1994, c. 47, s. 195
(2) Subsections 16(2) to (5) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Pending application
(2) The right of an applicant to secure registration of a registrable trademark is not affected by the previous filing of an application for registration of a confusing trademark by another person, unless the application for registration of the confusing trademark was pending on the day on which the applicant’s application is advertised under subsection 37(1).
Previous use or making known
(3) The right of an applicant to secure registration of a registrable trademark is not affected by the previous use or making known of a confusing trademark or trade name by another person, if the confusing trademark or trade name was abandoned on the day on which the applicant’s application is advertised under subsection 37(1).
331. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 18:
Not to limit art or industry
18.1 The registration of a trademark may be expunged by the Federal Court on the application of any person interested if the Court decides that the registration is likely to unreasonably limit the development of any art or industry.
332. Section 20 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Exception — utilitarian feature
(1.1) The registration of a trademark does not prevent a person from using any utilitarian feature embodied in the trademark.
333. Subsection 21(1) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:
Concurrent use of confusing marks
21. (1) If, in any proceedings respecting a registered trademark the registration of which is entitled to the protection of subsection 17(2), it is made to appear to the Federal Court that one of the parties to the proceedings, other than the registered owner of the trademark, had in good faith used a confusing trademark or trade name in Canada before the filing date of the application for that registration, and the Court considers that it is not contrary to the public interest that the continued use of the confusing trademark or trade name should be permitted in a defined territorial area concurrently with the use of the registered trademark, the Court may, subject to any terms that it considers just, order that the other party may continue to use the confusing trademark or trade name within that area with an adequate specified distinction from the registered trademark.
334. (1) Subsections 23(1) to (3) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Registration of certification marks
23. (1) A certification mark may be adopted and registered only by a person who is not engaged in the manufacture, sale, leasing or hiring of goods or the performance of services such as those in association with which the certification mark is used or proposed to be used.
Licence
(2) The owner of a certification mark may license others to use it in association with goods or services that meet the defined standard, and the use of the certification mark accordingly is deemed to be use by the owner.
Unauthorized use
(3) The owner of a registered certification mark may prevent its use by unlicensed persons or in association with any goods or services in respect of which it is registered but to which the licence does not extend.
(2) Subsection 23(4) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:
Action by unincorporated body
(4) If the owner of a registered certification mark is an unincorporated body, any action or proceeding to prevent unauthorized use of the certification mark may be brought by any member of that body on behalf of themselves and all other members.
335. Section 24 of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:
Enregistrement d’une marque de commerce créant de la confusion avec la marque de certification
24. Avec le consentement du propriétaire d’une marque de certification, une marque de commerce créant de la confusion avec la marque de certification peut, si elle présente une différence caractéristique, être déposée par toute autre personne en vue d’indiquer que les produits en liaison avec lesquels elle est employée ont été fabriqués, vendus, donnés à bail ou loués, et que les services en liaison avec lesquels elle est employée ont été exécutés par elle comme étant une des personnes ayant droit d’employer la marque de certification, mais l’enregistrement de cette marque de commerce est radié par le registraire sur le retrait du consentement du propriétaire de la marque de certification, ou sur annulation de l’enregistrement de la marque de certification.
336. Section 25 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Descriptive certification mark
25. A certification mark that is descriptive of the place of origin of goods or services, and not confusing with any registered trademark, is registrable if the applicant is the administrative authority of a country, state, province or municipality that includes or forms part of the area indicated by the certification mark, or is a commercial association that has an office or representative in that area, but the owner of any certification mark registered under this section shall permit its use in association with any goods or services produced or performed in the area of which it is descriptive.
337. Subsection 26(2) of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (e) and by adding the following after that paragraph:
(e.1) the names of the goods or services in respect of which the trademark is registered, grouped according to the classes of the Nice Classification, each group being preceded by the number of the class of the Nice Classification to which that group of goods or services belongs and presented in the order of the classes of the Nice Classification; and
1993, c. 15, s. 62
338. Section 28 of the Act is replaced by the following:
List of trademark agents
28. There shall be kept under the supervision of the Registrar a list of trademark agents, which shall include the names of all persons and firms entitled to represent applicants and others, including the registered owner of a trademark and parties to the proceedings under sections 38 and 45, in all business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks.
1993, c. 15, s. 64; 1994, c. 47, s. 198
339. Sections 30 to 33 of the Act are replaced by the following:
Requirements for application
30. (1) A person may file with the Registrar an application for the registration of a trademark in respect of goods or services if they are using or propose to use, and are entitled to use, the trademark in Canada in association with those goods or services.
Contents of application
(2) The application shall contain
(a) a statement in ordinary commercial terms of the goods or services in association with which the trademark is used or proposed to be used;
(b) in the case of a certification mark, particulars of the defined standard that the use of the certification mark is intended to indicate and a statement that the applicant is not engaged in the manufacture, sale, leasing or hiring of goods or the performance of services such as those in association with which the certification mark is used or proposed to be used;
(c) a representation or description, or both, that permits the trademark to be clearly defined and that complies with any prescribed requirements; and
(d) any prescribed information or statement.
Nice Classification
(3) The goods or services referred to in paragraph (2)(a) are to be grouped according to the classes of the Nice Classification, each group being preceded by the number of the class of the Nice Classification to which that group of goods or services belongs and presented in the order of the classes of the Nice Classification.
Disagreement
(4) Any question arising as to the class within which any goods or services are to be grouped shall be determined by the Registrar, whose determination is not subject to appeal.
Standard characters
31. An applicant who seeks to register a trademark that consists only of letters, numerals, punctuation marks, diacritics or typographical symbols, or of any combination of them, without limiting the trademark to any particular font, size or colour shall
(a) file a representation under paragraph 30(2)(c) that consists only of characters for which the Registrar has adopted standard characters;
(b) include in their application a statement to the effect that they wish the trademark to be registered in standard characters; and
(c) comply with any prescribed requirements.
Further evidence in certain cases
32. (1) An applicant shall furnish the Registrar with any evidence that the Registrar may require establishing that the trademark is distinctive at the filing date of the application for its registration if any of the following apply:
(a) the applicant claims that their trademark is registrable under subsection 12(3);
(b) the Registrar’s preliminary view is that the trademark is not inherently distinctive;
(c) the trademark consists exclusively of a single colour or of a combination of colours without delineated contours;
(d) the trademark consists exclusively or primarily of one or more of the following signs:
(i) the three-dimensional shape of any of the goods specified in the application, or of an integral part or the packaging of any of those goods,
(ii) a mode of packaging goods,
(iii) a sound,
(iv) a scent,
(v) a taste,
(vi) a texture,
(vii) any other prescribed sign.
Registration to be restricted
(2) The Registrar shall, having regard to the evidence adduced, restrict the registration to the goods or services in association with which, and to the defined territorial area in Canada in which, the trademark is shown to be distinctive.
Filing date
33. (1) The filing date of an application for the registration of a trademark in Canada is the day on which the Registrar has received all of the following:
(a) an explicit or implicit indication that the registration of the trademark is sought;
(b) information allowing the identity of the applicant to be established;
(c) information allowing the Registrar to contact the applicant;
(d) a representation or description of the trademark;
(e) a list of the goods or services for which registration of the trademark is sought;
(f) any prescribed fees.
Outstanding items
(2) The Registrar shall notify the applicant whose application does not contain all the items set out in subsection (1) of the items that are outstanding and require that the applicant submit them within two months of the date of the notice. Despite section 47, that period cannot be extended.
Application deemed never filed
(3) If the Registrar does not receive the outstanding items within those two months, the application is deemed never to have been filed. However, any fees paid in respect of the application shall not be refunded to the applicant.
1994, c. 47, s. 199
340. (1) Subsection 34(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Date of application abroad deemed date of application in Canada
34. (1) Despite subsection 33(1), when an applicant files an application for the registration of a trademark in Canada after the applicant or the applicant’s predecessor in title has applied, in or for any country of the Union other than Canada, for the registration of the same or substantially the same trademark in association with the same kind of goods or services, the filing date of the application in or for the other country is deemed to be the filing date of the application in Canada and the applicant is entitled to priority in Canada accordingly despite any intervening use in Canada or making known in Canada or any intervening application or registration, if
(a) the filing date of the application in Canada is within a period of six months after the date on which the earliest application was filed in or for any country of the Union for the registration of the same or substantially the same trademark in association with the same kind of goods or services;
(b) the applicant files a request for priority in the prescribed time and manner and informs the Registrar of the filing date and country or office of filing of the application on which the request is based;
(c) the applicant, at the filing date of the application in Canada, is a citizen or national of or domiciled in a country of the Union or has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in a country of the Union; and
(d) the applicant furnishes, in accordance with any request under subsections (2) and (3), evidence necessary to fully establish the applicant’s right to priority.
(2) Subsection 34(2) is replaced by the following:
Evidence requests
(2) The Registrar may request the evidence before the day on which the trademark is registered under section 40.
(3) Section 34 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):
Withdrawal of request
(4) An applicant may, in the prescribed time and manner, withdraw a request for priority.
Extension
(5) An applicant is not permitted to apply under section 47 for an extension of the six-month period referred to in paragraph (1)(a) until that period has ended, and the Registrar is not permitted to extend the period by more than seven days.
341. Section 36 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Abandonment
36. If, in the opinion of the Registrar, an applicant is in default in the prosecution of an application filed under this Act, the Registrar may, after giving notice to the applicant of the default, treat the application as abandoned unless the default is remedied within the prescribed time.
342. (1) Paragraph 37(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) the application does not conform to the requirements of subsection 30(2);
(2) Subsection 37(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (b), by adding “or” at the end of paragraph (c) and by replacing the portion after paragraph (c) with the following:
(d) the trademark is not distinctive.
If the Registrar is not so satisfied, the Registrar shall cause the application to be advertised in the prescribed manner.
(3) Section 37 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):
Withdrawal of advertisement
(4) If, after the application has been advertised but before the trademark is registered, the Registrar is satisfied that the application should not have been advertised or was incorrectly advertised and the Registrar considers it reasonable to do so, the Registrar may withdraw the advertisement. If the Registrar withdraws the advertisement, the application is deemed never to have been advertised.
343. (1) Paragraph 38(2)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) that the application does not conform to the requirements of subsection 30(2), without taking into account if it meets the requirement in subsection 30(3);
(2) Subsection 38(2) of the Act is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (c) and by adding the following after paragraph (d):
(e) that, at the filing date of the application in Canada, the applicant was not using and did not propose to use the trademark in Canada in association with the goods or services specified in the application; or
(f) that, at the filing date of the application in Canada, the applicant was not entitled to use the trademark in Canada in association with those goods or services.
1993, c. 15, s. 66(2)
(3) Subsections 38(6) to (8) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Power to strike
(6) At the applicant’s request, the Registrar may — at any time before the day on which the applicant files a counter statement — strike all or part of the statement of opposition if the statement or part of it
(a) is not based on any of the grounds set out in subsection (2); or
(b) does not set out a ground of opposition in sufficient detail to enable the applicant to reply to it.
Counter statement
(7) The applicant shall file a counter statement with the Registrar and serve a copy on the opponent in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time after a copy of the statement of opposition has been forwarded to the applicant. The counter statement need only state that the applicant intends to respond to the opposition.
Evidence and hearing
(8) Both the opponent and the applicant shall be given an opportunity, in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time, to submit evidence and to make representations to the Registrar unless
(a) the opposition is withdrawn or deemed under subsection (10) to have been withdrawn; or
(b) the application is abandoned or deemed under subsection (11) to have been abandoned.
Service
(9) The opponent and the applicant shall, in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time, serve on each other any evidence and written representations that they submit to the Registrar.
Deemed withdrawal of opposition
(10) The opposition is deemed to have been withdrawn if, in the prescribed circumstances, the opponent does not submit and serve either evidence under subsection (8) or a statement that the opponent does not wish to submit evidence.
Deemed abandonment of application
(11) The application is deemed to have been abandoned if the applicant does not file and serve a counter statement within the time referred to in subsection (7) or if, in the prescribed circumstances, the applicant does not submit and serve either evidence under subsection (8) or a statement that the applicant does not wish to submit evidence.
Decision
(12) After considering the evidence and representations of the opponent and the applicant, the Registrar shall refuse the application, reject the opposition, or refuse the application with respect to one or more of the goods or services specified in it and reject the opposition with respect to the others. He or she shall notify the parties of the decision and the reasons for it.
1993, c. 15, s. 67
344. Section 39 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Divisional application
39. (1) After having filed an application for the registration of a trademark, an applicant may limit the original application to one or more of the goods or services that were within its scope and file a divisional application for the registration of the same trademark in association with any other goods or services that were
(a) within the scope of the original application on its filing date; and
(b) within the scope of the original application as advertised, if the divisional application is filed on or after the day on which the application is advertised under subsection 37(1).
Identification
(2) A divisional application shall indicate that it is a divisional application and shall, in the prescribed manner, identify the corresponding original application.
Separate application
(3) A divisional application is a separate application, including with respect to the payment of any fees.
Filing date
(4) A divisional application’s filing date is deemed to be the original application’s filing date.
Division of divisional application
(5) A divisional application may itself be divided under subsection (1), in which case this section applies as if that divisional application were an original application.
1993, c. 15, s. 68, c. 44, ss. 231(2) and (3); 1999, c. 31, s. 210(F)
345. Section 40 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Registration of trademarks
40. When an application for the registration of a trademark either has not been opposed and the time for the filing of a statement of opposition has expired, or has been opposed and the opposition has been decided in favour of the applicant, the Registrar shall register the trademark in the name of the applicant and issue a certificate of its registration or, if an appeal is taken, shall act in accordance with the final judgment given in the appeal.
346. (1) The portion of subsection 41(1) of the Act before paragraph (b) is replaced by the following:
Amendments to register
41. (1) The Registrar may, on application by the registered owner of a trademark made in the prescribed manner and on payment of the prescribed fee, make any of the following amendments to the register:
(a) correct any error or enter any change in the name, address or description of the registered owner;
(2) Subsection 41(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (d), by adding “or” at the end of paragraph (e) and by adding the following after paragraph (e):
(f) subject to the regulations, merge registrations of the trademark that stem, under section 39, from the same original application.
(3) Section 41 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):
Obvious error
(3) The Registrar may, within six months after an entry in the register is made, correct any error in the entry that is obvious from the documents relating to the registered trademark in question that are, at the time that the entry is made, on file in the Registrar’s office.
Removal of registration
(4) The Registrar may, within three months after the registration of a trademark, remove the registration from the register if the Registrar registered the trademark without considering a previously filed request for an extension of time to file a statement of opposition.
347. Section 42 of the Act is repealed.
348. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 44:
Registrar may require amendment
44.1 (1) The Registrar may give notice to the registered owner of a trademark requiring the owner to furnish the Registrar, in the prescribed time and manner, with a statement of the goods or services in respect of which the trademark is registered, in which those goods or services are grouped in the manner described in subsection 30(3).
Amendments to register
(2) The Registrar may amend the register in accordance with the statement furnished under subsection (1).
Failure to furnish statement
(3) If the statement required by subsection (1) is not furnished, the Registrar shall by a further notice fix a reasonable time after which, if the statement is not furnished, the Registrar may expunge the registration of the trademark or refuse to renew it.
Disagreement
(4) Any question arising as to the class within which any goods or services are to be grouped shall be determined by the Registrar, whose determination is not subject to appeal.
1994, c. 47, s. 200(1)
349. Subsections 45(1) and (2) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Registrar may request evidence of use
45. (1) After three years beginning on the day on which a trademark is registered, unless the Registrar sees good reason to the contrary, the Registrar shall, at the written request of any person who pays the prescribed fee — or may, on his or her own initiative — give notice to the registered owner of the trademark requiring the registered owner to furnish within three months an affidavit or a statutory declaration showing, with respect to all the goods or services specified in the registration or to those that may be specified in the notice, whether the trademark was in use in Canada at any time during the three-year period immediately preceding the date of the notice and, if not, the date when it was last so in use and the reason for the absence of such use since that date.
Form of evidence
(2) The Registrar shall not receive any evidence other than the affidavit or statutory declaration, but may receive representations made in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time by the registered owner of the trademark or by the person at whose request the notice was given.
Service
(2.1) The registered owner of the trademark shall, in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time, serve on the person at whose request the notice was given any evidence that the registered owner submits to the Registrar. Those parties shall, in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time, serve on each other any written representations that they submit to the Registrar.
Failure to serve
(2.2) The Registrar is not required to consider any evidence or written representations that was not served in accordance with subsection (2.1).
1992, c. 1, s. 135(1)
350. Section 46 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Term
46. (1) Subject to any other provision of this Act, the registration of a trademark is on the register for an initial period of 10 years beginning on the day of the registration and for subsequent renewal periods of 10 years if, for each renewal, the prescribed renewal fee is paid within the prescribed period.
Notice to renew
(2) If the initial period or a renewal period expires and the prescribed renewal fee has not been paid, the Registrar shall send a notice to the registered owner stating that if the fee is not paid within the prescribed period, the registration will be expunged.
Failure to renew
(3) If the prescribed renewal fee is not paid within the prescribed period, the Registrar shall expunge the registration. The registration is deemed to have been expunged at the expiry of the initial period or the last renewal period.
Renewal
(4) If the prescribed renewal fee is paid within the prescribed period, the renewal period begins at the expiry of the initial period or the last renewal period.
Extension
(5) A registered owner is not permitted to apply under section 47 for an extension of the prescribed period until that period has expired, and the Registrar is not permitted to extend the period by more than seven days.
Prescribed period
(6) For the purposes of this section, the prescribed period begins at least six months before the expiry of the initial period or the renewal period and ends no earlier than six months after the expiry of that period.
351. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 47:
Proceeding under section 45
47.1 (1) The Registrar shall grant an extension of any time limit fixed under this Act in the context of a proceeding commenced by the Registrar, on his or her own initiative, under section 45, if the extension is requested after the expiry of the time limit and within two months after its expiry.
One time extension
(2) No extension under subsection (1) shall be granted more than once.
352. Subsection 48(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Transfer of application
(3) The Registrar shall, subject to the regulations, record the transfer of an application for the registration of a trademark on the request of the applicant or, on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of the transfer, on the request of a transferee of the application.
Transfer of trademark
(4) The Registrar shall, subject to the regulations, register the transfer of any registered trademark on the request of the registered owner or, on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of the transfer, on the request of a transferee of the trademark.
Removal of recording or registration
(5) The Registrar shall remove the recording or the registration of the transfer referred to in subsection (3) or (4) on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar that the transfer should not have been recorded or registered.
353. Section 49 of the Act and the heading before it are replaced by the following:
CHANGE OF PURPOSE IN USE OF TRADEMARK
Change of purpose
49. If a sign or combination of signs is used by a person as a trademark for any of the purposes or in any of the manners mentioned in the definition “certification mark” or “trademark” in section 2, no application for the registration of the trademark shall be refused and no registration of the trademark shall be expunged, amended or held invalid merely on the ground that the person or a predecessor in title uses the trademark or has used it for any other of those purposes or in any other of those manners.
354. Subsection 57(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Exclusive jurisdiction of Federal Court
57. (1) The Federal Court has exclusive original jurisdiction, on the application of the Registrar or of any person interested, to order that any entry in the register be struck out or amended on the ground that at the date of the application the entry as it appears on the register does not accurately express or define the existing rights of the person appearing to be the registered owner of the trademark.
355. Section 61 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 61(1) and is amended by adding the following:
Judgment sent by parties
(2) A person who makes a request to the Registrar relating to a judgment or order made by the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court of Canada in a proceeding to which they were a party shall, at the request of the Registrar, send a copy of that judgment or order to the Registrar.
356. Section 64 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Electronic form and means
64. (1) Subject to the regulations, any document, information or fee that is provided to the Registrar under this Act may be provided in any electronic form, and by any electronic means, that is specified by the Registrar.
Collection, storage, etc.
(2) Subject to the regulations, the Registrar may use electronic means to create, collect, receive, store, transfer, distribute, publish, certify or otherwise deal with documents or information.
Definition
(3) In this section, “electronic”, in reference to a form or means, includes optical, magnetic and other similar forms or means.
357. Section 65 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Regulations
65. The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying into effect the purposes and provisions of this Act and, in particular, may make regulations
(a) respecting the form of the register to be kept under this Act, and of the entries to be made in it;
(b) respecting applications to the Registrar and the processing of those applications;
(c) respecting the manner in which the goods or services referred to in paragraph 30(2)(a) are to be described;
(d) respecting the merger of registrations under paragraph 41(1)(f), including, for the purpose of renewal under section 46, the deemed day of registration or last renewal;
(e) respecting the recording or registration of transfers, licences, disclaimers, judgments or other documents relating to any trademark;
(f) respecting the maintenance of the list of trademark agents and the entry and removal of the names of persons and firms on the list, including the qualifications that must be met and the conditions that must be fulfilled to have a name entered on the list and to maintain the name on the list;
(g) respecting certificates of registration;
(h) respecting the procedure by and form in which an application may be made to the Minister, as defined in section 11.11, requesting the Minister to publish a statement referred to in subsection 11.12(2);
(i) respecting proceedings under sections 38 and 45, including documents relating to those proceedings;
(j) respecting the payment of fees to the Registrar and the amount of those fees;
(k) respecting the provision of documents and information to the Registrar, including the time at which they are deemed to be received by the Registrar;
(l) respecting correspondence between the Registrar and any other person;
(m) respecting the grouping of goods or services according to the classes of the Nice Classification and the numbering of those classes; and
(n) prescribing anything that by this Act is to be prescribed.
358. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 65:
Regulations — Madrid Protocol and Singapore Treaty
65.1 The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying into effect
(a) despite anything in this Act, the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989, including any amendments, modifications and revisions made from time to time to which Canada is a party; and
(b) the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, done at Singapore on March 27, 2006, including any amendments and revisions made from time to time to which Canada is a party.
1993, c. 15, s. 71
359. Section 69 of the Act and the heading before it are replaced by the following:
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Application not advertised
69. An application for registration in respect of which all of the items set out in subsection 33(1), as enacted by section 339 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, have been received by the Registrar before the day on which that section 339 comes into force, and that has not been advertised under subsection 37(1) before that day shall be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with
(a) the provisions of this Act other than section 31, subsection 33(1) and section 34, as enacted or amended by the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1; and
(b) section 34, as it read immediately before the day on which section 339 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force.
Application advertised
70. (1) An application for registration that has been advertised under subsection 37(1) before the day on which section 342 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force shall be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with
(a) the provisions of this Act as they read immediately before the day on which section 342 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force, other than subsections 6(2) to (4), sections 28 and 36, subsections 38(6) to (8) and sections 39 and 40; and
(b) the definition “Nice Classification” in section 2, subsections 6(2) to (4), sections 28 and 36, subsections 38(6) to (12), sections 39 and 40 and subsections 48(3) and (5), as enacted by the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1.
Regulations
(2) For greater certainty, a regulation made under section 65, as enacted by section 357 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, applies to an application referred to in subsection (1), unless the regulation provides otherwise.
Nice Classification
(3) Despite subsection (1), the Registrar may require an applicant to amend the statement of goods or services contained in an application referred to in subsection (1) so that the goods or services are grouped in the manner described in subsection 30(3), as enacted by section 339 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1.
Disagreement
(4) Any question arising as to the class within which any goods or services are to be grouped shall be determined by the Registrar, whose determination is not subject to appeal.
Declaration of use
71. For greater certainty, an applicant is not required to submit a declaration of use referred to in subsection 40(2), as that subsection read immediately before the day on which section 345 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force, in order for the Registrar to register the trademark and issue a certificate of registration.
Registered trademarks — applications filed before coming into force
72. Any matter arising on or after the day on which section 345 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force, in respect of a trademark registered on or after that day on the basis of an application filed before that day, shall be dealt with and disposed of in accord-ance with the provisions of this Act.
Registered trademarks
73. (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), any matter arising on or after the day on which section 345 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force, in respect of a trademark registered before that day, shall be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Application of paragraph 26(2)(e.1)
(2) Paragraph 26(2)(e.1) does not apply to a trademark referred to in subsection (1) unless the register is amended under section 44.1.
Amending register
(3) The Registrar may amend the register kept under section 26 to reflect the amendments to this Act that are made by the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1.
Subsection 46(1)
(4) Subsection 46(1), as it read immediately before the day on which section 350 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 comes into force, continues to apply to a registration that is on the register on the day before the day on which that section comes into force until the registration is renewed.
Replacement of “wares”
360. The Act is amended by replacing “wares”, wherever it occurs, with “goods”.
Replacement of “trade-mark”
361. The English version of the Act is amended by replacing “trade-mark”, “trade-marks”, “Trade-mark” and “Trade-marks” with “trademark”, “trademarks”, “Trademark” and “Trademarks”, respectively.
Replacement of “trade-name”
362. The English version of the Act is amended by replacing “trade-name”, wherever it occurs, with “trade name”.
Replacement of “utiliser”, etc.
363. The French version of the Act is amended by replacing “utiliser”, “utilisé”, “utilisée” and “utilisation” with “employer”, “employé”, “employée” and “emploi”, respectively, with any grammatical changes that the circumstances require, in the following provisions:
(a) the portion of paragraph 7(d) before subparagraph (i);
(b) paragraph 9(1)(f);
(c) section 11.1;
(d) the portion of subsection 11.14(2) before paragraph (a);
(e) the portion of subsection 11.15(2) before paragraph (a);
(f) subsections 11.16(1) and (2);
(g) the portion of subsection 11.17(1) before paragraph (a);
(h) subsections 11.18(1) to (4);
(i) subsection 11.19(1);
(j) the portion of section 11.2 before paragraph (a);
(k) subsection 17(2); and
(l) paragraph 20(1)(a) and subsection 20(2).
Consequential Amendments
2007, c. 25
Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act
364. Paragraphs 5(1)(a) and (b) of the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act are replaced by the following:
(a) of any offending goods, packaging, labels and advertising material; and
(b) of any equipment used to apply to those goods, packaging, labels or advertising material a mark whose adoption or use is prohibited under section 3.
Replacement of “wares”
365. The Act is amended by replacing “wares”, wherever it occurs, with “goods”.
Terminology
Replacement of “trade-mark” in other Acts
366. (1) Unless the context requires otherwise, “trade-mark”, “trade-marks”, “Trade-mark”, “Trade-marks”, “trade mark” and “trade marks” are replaced by “trademark‍”, “trademarks‍”, “Trademark‍” or “Trademarks‍‍”, as the case may be, in the English version of any Act of Parliament, other than this Act and the Trademarks Act.
Bills before Parliament
(2) Subsection (1) also applies to the provisions of any bill introduced in the 2nd session of the 41st Parliament that receives royal assent.
Replacement of “trade-mark” in regulations
(3) Unless the context requires otherwise, “trade-mark”, “trade-marks”, “Trade-mark”, “Trade-marks”, “trade mark” and “trade marks”, are replaced by “trademark‍”, “trademarks”, “Trademark” or “Trademarks”, as the case may be, in the English version of any regulation, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act.
Coordinating Amendments
Bill C-8
367. (1) Subsections (2) to (103) apply if Bill C-8, introduced in the 2nd session of the 41st Parliament and entitled the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (in this section referred to as the “other Act”), receives royal assent.
(2) If subsection 319(1) of this Act comes into force before subsection 7(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 7(2) is repealed.
(3) If subsection 7(2) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 319(1) of this Act, then that subsection 319(1) is repealed.
(4) If subsection 319(1) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 7(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 319(1) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 7(2) and subsection (2) applies as a consequence.
(5) If subsection 7(1) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 319(3) of this Act, then that subsection 319(3) is repealed.
(6) If subsection 319(3) of this Act comes into force before subsection 7(1) of the other Act, then
(a) that subsection 7(1) is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed; and
(b) the definition “package” in section 2 of the Trademarks Act is repealed.
(7) If subsection 7(1) of the other Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 319(3) of this Act, then that subsection 319(3) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 7(1) and subsection (6) applies as a consequence.
(8) If subsection 319(4) of this Act comes into force before subsection 7(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 7(3) is replaced by the following:
(3) The definition “distinctive” in section 2 of the Act is replaced by the following:
“distinctive”
« distinctive »
“distinctive”, in relation to a trademark, describes a trademark that actually distinguishes the goods or services in association with which it is used by its owner from the goods or services of others or that is adapted so to distinguish them;
(9) If subsection 319(4) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 7(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 319(4) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 7(3) and subsection (8) applies as a consequence.
(10) If subsection 319(4) of this Act comes into force before subsection 7(4) of the other Act, then that subsection 7(4) is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.
(11) If subsection 319(4) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 7(4) of the other Act, then that subsection 319(4) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 7(4) and subsection (10) applies as a consequence.
(12) If subsection 319(5) of this Act comes into force before subsection 7(5) of the other Act, then that subsection 7(5) is repealed.
(13) If subsection 7(5) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 319(5) of this Act, then
(a) on the day on which that subsection 319(5) comes into force, the definition “proposed certification mark” in section 2 of the Trademarks Act is repealed; and
(b) that subsection 319(5) is replaced by the following:
(5) Section 2 of the Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
“Nice Classification”
« classification de Nice »
“Nice Classification” means the classification established by the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, signed at Nice on June 15, 1957, including any amendments, modifications and revisions made from time to time to which Canada is a party;
(14) If subsection 319(5) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 7(5) of the other Act, then that subsection 319(5) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 7(5) and subsection (12) applies as a consequence.
(15) If subsection 326(4) of this Act comes into force before subsection 15(4) of the other Act, then that subsection 15(4) is repealed.
(16) If subsection 15(4) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 326(4) of this Act, then that subsection 326(4) is repealed.
(17) If subsection 326(4) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 15(4) of the other Act, then that subsection 326(4) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 15(4), and subsection (15) applies as a consequence.
(18) If section 327 of this Act comes into force before section 16 of the other Act, then that section 16 is repealed.
(19) If section 16 of the other Act comes into force before section 327 of this Act, then that section 327 is repealed.
(20) If section 327 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 16 of the other Act, then that section 327 is deemed to have come into force before that section 16 and subsection (18) applies as a consequence.
(21) If section 328 of this Act comes into force before section 17 of the other Act, then that section 17 is repealed.
(22) If section 328 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 17 of the other Act, then that section 17 is deemed to have come into force before that section 328.
(23) If subsection 330(2) of this Act comes into force before section 18 of the other Act, then that section 18 is repealed.
(24) If subsection 330(2) of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 18 of the other Act, then that section 18 is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 330(2).
(25) If subsection 330(2) of this Act comes into force before paragraph 55(a) of the other Act, then that paragraph 55(a) is repealed.
(26) If subsection 330(2) of this Act comes into force on the same day as paragraph 55(a) of the other Act, then that paragraph 55(a) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 330(2).
(27) If section 331 of this Act comes into force before section 20 of the other Act, then that section 20 is repealed.
(28) If section 20 of the other Act comes into force before section 331 of this Act, then that section 331 is replaced by the following:
331. The English version of section 18.1 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Not to limit art or industry
18.1 The registration of a trademark may be expunged by the Federal Court on the application of any person interested if the Court decides that the registration is likely to unreasonably limit the development of any art or industry.
(29) If section 331 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 20 of the other Act, then that section 331 is deemed to have come into force before that section 20 and subsection (27) applies as a consequence.
(30) If section 22 of the other Act comes into force before section 332 of this Act, then that section 332 is repealed.
(31) If section 332 of this Act comes into force before section 22 of the other Act, then
(a) that section 22 is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed; and
(b) subsections 20(1) and (1.1) of the Trademarks Act are replaced by the following:
Infringement
20. (1) The right of the owner of a registered trademark to its exclusive use is deemed to be infringed by any person who is not entitled to its use under this Act and who
(a) sells, distributes or advertises any goods or services in association with a confusing trademark or trade name;
(b) manufactures, causes to be manufactured, possesses, imports, exports or attempts to export any goods in association with a confusing trademark or trade name, for the purpose of their sale or distribution;
(c) sells, offers for sale or distributes any label or packaging, in any form, bearing a trademark or trade name, if
(i) the person knows or ought to know that the label or packaging is intended to be associated with goods or services that are not those of the owner of the registered trademark, and
(ii) the sale, distribution or advertisement of the goods or services in association with the label or packaging would be a sale, distribution or advertisement in association with a confusing trademark or trade name; or
(d) manufactures, causes to be manufactured, possesses, imports, exports or attempts to export any label or packaging, in any form, bearing a trademark or trade name, for the purpose of its sale or distribution or for the purpose of the sale, distribution or advertisement of goods or services in association with it, if
(i) the person knows or ought to know that the label or packaging is intended to be associated with goods or services that are not those of the owner of the registered trademark, and
(ii) the sale, distribution or advertisement of the goods or services in association with the label or packaging would be a sale, distribution or advertisement in association with a confusing trademark or trade name.
Exception — bona fide use
(1.1) The registration of a trademark does not prevent a person from making, in a manner that is not likely to have the effect of depreciating the value of the goodwill attaching to the trademark,
(a) any bona fide use of his or her personal name as a trade name; or
(b) any bona fide use, other than as a trademark, of the geographical name of his or her place of business or of any accurate description of the character or quality of his or her goods or services.
Exception — utilitarian feature
(1.2) The registration of a trademark does not prevent a person from using any utilitarian feature embodied in the trademark.
(32) If section 332 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 22 of the other Act, then that section 22 is deemed to have come into force before that section 332 and subsection (30) applies as a consequence.
(33) If section 333 of this Act comes into force before paragraph 55(b) of the other Act, then that paragraph 55(b) is repealed.
(34) If paragraph 55(b) of the other Act comes into force before section 333 of this Act, then that section 333 is repealed.
(35) If section 333 of this Act comes into force on the same day as paragraph 55(b) of the other Act, then that paragraph 55(b) is deemed to have come into force before that section 333 and subsection (34) applies as a consequence.
(36) If section 338 of this Act comes into force before section 28 of the other Act, then that section 28 is replaced by the following:
28. Section 29 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Available to public
29. (1) The following shall be made available to the public at the times and in the manner established by the Registrar:
(a) the register;
(b) all applications for the registration of a trademark, including those abandoned;
(c) the list of trademark agents;
(d) the list of geographical indications kept under subsection 11.12(1);
(e) all requests made under paragraph 9(1)(n); and
(f) all documents filed with the Registrar relating to a registered trademark, an application for the registration of a trademark, a request under paragraph 9(1)(n) and objection proceedings under section 11.13.
Certified copies
(2) The Registrar shall, on request and on payment of the prescribed fee, furnish a copy certified by the Registrar of any entry in the register or lists, or of any of those applications, requests or documents.
Destruction of records
29.1 Despite subsection 29(1), the Registrar may destroy
(a) an application for the registration of a trademark that is refused and any document relating to the application, at any time after six years after the day on which the application is refused or, if an appeal is taken, on which final judgment in the appeal upholding the refusal is given;
(b) an application for the registration of a trademark that is abandoned and any document relating to the application, at any time after six years after the day on which the application is abandoned;
(c) a document relating to an expunged registration of a trademark, at any time after six years after the day on which the registration is expunged;
(d) a request under paragraph 9(1)(n) and any document relating to it, at any time after six years after
(i) the day on which the request is abandoned,
(ii) the day on which the request is refused or, if an appeal is taken, on which final judgment in the appeal upholding the refusal is given, or
(iii) the day on which a court declares that the badge, crest, emblem or mark in question is invalid or, if an appeal is taken, on which final judgment in the appeal upholding the declaration is given;
(e) a document relating to objection proceedings under section 11.13 with respect to a geographical indication that is removed from the list of geographical indications under subsection 11.12(4), at any time after six years after the day on which it is removed; and
(f) a document relating to objection proceedings under section 11.13 with respect to which a decision is made that the indication is not a geographical indication, at any time after six years after the day on which the decision is made or, if an appeal is taken, on which final judgment in the appeal upholding the decision is given.
(37) If section 338 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 28 of the other Act, then that section 28 is deemed to have come into force before that section 338.
(38) If section 339 of this Act comes into force before subsection 29(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(1) is repealed.
(39) If section 339 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 29(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(1) is deemed to have come into force before that section 339.
(40) If section 339 of this Act comes into force before subsection 29(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(2) is repealed.
(41) If section 339 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 29(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(2) is deemed to have come into force before that section 339.
(42) If section 339 of this Act comes into force before subsection 29(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(3) is repealed.
(43) If section 339 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 29(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(3) is deemed to have come into force before that section 339.
(44) If section 339 of this Act comes into force before subsection 29(4) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(4) is repealed.
(45) If section 339 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 29(4) of the other Act, then that subsection 29(4) is deemed to have come into force before that section 339.
(46) If section 339 of this Act comes into force before section 30 of the other Act, then that section 30 is repealed.
(47) If section 339 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 30 of the other Act, then that section 339 is deemed to have come into force before that section 30, and subsection (46) applies as a consequence.
(48) If section 339 of this Act comes into force before section 31 of the other Act, then that section 31 is repealed.
(49) If section 339 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 31 of the other Act, then that section 31 is deemed to have come into force before that section 339.
(50) If subsection 340(3) of this Act comes into force before subsection 33(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 33(2) is repealed.
(51) If subsection 33(2) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 340(3) of this Act, then that subsection 340(3) is replaced by the following:
(3) Subsection 34(5) of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:
Prolongation
(5) Le requérant ne peut demander la prolongation, au titre de l’article 47, de la période de six mois prévue à l’alinéa (1)a) qu’après l’expiration de celle-ci. Le registraire ne peut la prolonger que d’au plus sept jours.
(52) If subsection 340(3) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 33(2) of the other Act, than that subsection 340(3) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 33(2), and subsection (50) applies as a consequence.
(53) If subsection 342(2) of this Act comes into force before section 34 of the other Act, then that section 34 is repealed.
(54) If section 34 of the other Act comes into force before subsection 342(2) of this Act, then that subsection 342(2) is repealed.
(55) If subsection 342(2) of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 34 of the other Act, then that subsection 342(2) is deemed to have come into force before that section 34, and subsection (53) applies as a consequence.
(56) If subsection 343(3) of this Act comes into force before section 35 of the other Act, then that section 35 is repealed.
(57) If section 35 of the other Act comes into force before subsection 343(3) of this Act, then that subsection 343(3) is repealed.
(58) If subsection 343(3) of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 35 of the other Act, then that subsection 343(3) is deemed to have come into force before that section 35 and subsection (56) applies as a consequence.
(59) If section 344 of this Act comes into force before section 36 of the other Act, then that section 36 is repealed.
(60) If section 36 of the other Act comes into force before section 344 of this Act, then that section 344 is replaced by the following:
344. Sections 39 and 39.1 of the Act are replaced by the following:
Divisional application
39. (1) After having filed an application for the registration of a trademark, an applicant may limit the original application to one or more of the goods or services that were within its scope and file a divisional application for the registration of the same trademark in association with any other goods or services that were
(a) within the scope of the original application on its filing date; and
(b) within the scope of the original application as advertised, if the divisional application is filed on or after the day on which the application is advertised under subsection 37(1).
Identification
(2) A divisional application shall indicate that it is a divisional application and shall, in the prescribed manner, identify the corresponding original application.
Separate application
(3) A divisional application is a separate application, including with respect to the payment of any fees.
Filing date
(4) A divisional application’s filing date is deemed to be the original application’s filing date.
Division of divisional application
(5) A divisional application may itself be divided under subsection (1), in which case this section applies as if that divisional application were an original application.
(61) If section 344 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 36 of the other Act, then that section 344 is deemed to have come into force before that section 36 and subsection (59) applies as a consequence.
(62) If section 345 of this Act comes into force before subsection 37(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 37(1) is repealed.
(63) If section 345 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 37(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 37(1) is deemed to have come into force before that section 345.
(64) If section 345 of this Act comes into force before subsection 37(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 37(2) is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.
(65) If section 345 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 37(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 37(2) is deemed to have come into force before that section 345.
(66) If section 345 of this Act comes into force before subsection 37(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 37(3) is repealed.
(67) If section 345 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 37(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 37(3) is deemed to have come into force before that section 345.
(68) If subsection 346(1) of this Act comes into force before subsection 38(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 38(1) is repealed.
(69) If subsection 346(1) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 38(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 38(1) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 346(1).
(70) If subsection 346(2) of this Act comes into force before subsection 38(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 38(2) is repealed.
(71) If subsection 38(2) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 346(2) of this Act, then that subsection 346(2) is replaced by the following:
(2) Paragraph 41(1)(f) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(f) subject to the regulations, merge registrations of the trademark that stem, under section 39, from the same original application.
(72) If subsection 346(2) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 38(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 346(2) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 38(2) and subsection (70) applies as a consequence.
(73) If subsection 346(3) of this Act comes into force before subsection 38(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 38(3) is repealed.
(74) If subsection 38(3) of the other Act comes into force before subsection 346(3) of this Act, then that subsection 346(3) is replaced by the following:
(3) Section 41 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):
Removal of registration
(4) The Registrar may, within three months after the registration of a trademark, remove the registration from the register if the Registrar registered the trademark without considering a previously filed request for an extension of time to file a statement of opposition.
(75) If subsection 346(3) of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 38(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 346(3) is deemed to have come into force before that subsection 38(3) and subsection (73) applies as a consequence.
(76) If section 349 of this Act comes into force before section 39 of the other Act, then that section 39 is repealed.
(77) If section 349 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 39 of the other Act, then that section 39 is deemed to have come into force before that section 349.
(78) If section 352 of this Act comes into force before section 40 of the other Act, then that section 40 is repealed.
(79) If section 40 of the other Act comes into force before section 352 of this Act, then that section 352 is replaced by the following:
352. Subsections 48(3) and (4) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Transfer of application
(3) The Registrar shall, subject to the regulations, record the transfer of an application for the registration of a trademark on the request of the applicant or, on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of the transfer, on the request of a transferee of the application.
Transfer of trademark
(4) The Registrar shall, subject to the regulations, register the transfer of any registered trademark on the request of the registered owner or, on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of the transfer, on the request of a transferee of the trademark.
Removal of recording or registration
(5) The Registrar shall remove the recording or the registration of the transfer referred to in subsection (3) or (4) on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar that the transfer should not have been recorded or registered.
(80) If section 352 of this Act comes into force on the same day as section 40 of the other Act, then that section 352 is deemed to have come into force before that section 40 and subsection (78) applies as a consequence.
(81) If section 357 of this Act comes into force before subsection 50(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 50(1) is repealed.
(82) If section 357 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 50(1) of the other Act, then that subsection 50(1) is deemed to have come into force before that section 357.
(83) If section 357 of this Act comes into force before subsection 50(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 50(2) is repealed.
(84) If section 357 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 50(2) of the other Act, then that subsection 50(2) is deemed to have come into force before that section 357.
(85) If section 357 of this Act comes into force before subsection 50(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 50(3) is repealed.
(86) If section 357 of this Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 50(3) of the other Act, then that subsection 50(3) is deemed to have come into force before that section 357.
(87) In subsections (88) to (98), “royal assent day” means the day on which this Act receives royal assent.
(88) If neither section 51 nor 52 of the other Act is in force on royal assent day, then
(a) those sections 51 and 52 are repealed;
(b) this Act is amended by adding the following after section 358:
358.1 Section 69 of the Act is replaced by the following:
Disclosure of documents
69. The disclosure of documents — on which entries in the register to be kept under paragraph 26(1)(b), as it read immediately before the day on which subsection 27(1) of the Combating Counterfeit Products Act comes into force, are based — is subject to subsection 50(6), as it read on June 8, 1993.
358.2 Section 69 of the Act is repealed.
358.3 The heading before section 69 of the Act is replaced by the following: