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Trademarks Act

Version of section 10 from 2019-06-17 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Further prohibitions

 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.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-13, s. 10
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 324, c. 32, s. 53
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