When a trade-mark is published in the Trade-mark Journal, any third party may then oppose its registration. This opposition process involves several steps, including the preparation of evidence, the writing of arguments, and an oral hearing before the Opposition Board. Our experienced team can represent the applicant or opponent in an administrative litigation before the Opposition Board.


Summary expungement proceedings

Section 45 of the Trade-mark Act allows for a summary procedure to expunge a registered trade-mark which is no longer being used. We can represent clients seeking the expungement of a mark. We can also represent clients seeking to respond to a notice of proceedings under section 45. If a client must respond to such a notice, then he/she has a period of three months to produce evidence that their mark has been used in Canada in the three years preceding the date of notice.