By Trish Sawhney
In an effort to speed up the trademark registration process in Canada, effective immediately, CIPO will begin accepting expedited examination requests in the form of an affidavit or statutory declaration. The affidavit or statutory declaration must clearly set out how one or more of the following criteria are met:
Should the request be accepted, CIPO will examine the application as soon as possible, which reduces the current 24-28 month wait time significantly.
If you believe your trademark application meets the requirements above, contact us today to see if we can expedite your application process!