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House Government Bill
39th Parliament, 1st Session
April 3, 2006 - September 14, 2007
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An Act respecting the protection of marks related to the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and protection against certain misleading business associations and making a related amendment to the Trade-marks Act
Short Title
Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act
Statute of Canada
2007, c. 25
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2007-06-22)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Knockoffs, knock it off. Simons, Craig. Newsweek, 145:E20, Feb. 21, 2005
  • Olympic(TM) trademark games(TM). Holloway, Andy. Canadian business, 80:21, Mar. 26, 2007
  • Olympics prompts ambush marketing clampdown. Dore, Pauline. Managing intellectual property, no. 155:17-20, Dec. 2005-Jan. 2006
  • Opposing sides set for battle as Olympic Bill hits the Lords. Byrne, Matt. Lawyer, 20:13, Jan. 30, 2006
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • Bill C-47 Receives Royal Assent -- Canada's New Government Passes Legislation to Ensure 2010 Winter Games are a Success for Vancouver and for Athletes
  • Bill introduced restricting use of Olympic words
  • Canada: Ambush Marketing And "The Olympic Paralympic Marks Act": What This Means For Businesses Olympic Marketing
  • Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Debating the Olympic Marks Bill (Michael Geist)
  • International Olympic Committee
  • Proposed Federal Law Aims at Regulating Olympic Trade Mark Law
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