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Trademarks Act

Version of section 53 from 2018-12-30 to 2019-06-16:

Marginal note:Proceedings for interim custody

  •  (1) Where a court is satisfied, on application of any interested person, that any registered trade-mark, any trade-mark that is confusing with a registered trade-mark or any trade-name has been applied to any goods that have been imported into Canada or are about to be distributed in Canada in such a manner that the distribution of the goods would be contrary to this Act, or that any indication of a place of origin has been unlawfully applied to any goods, the court may make an order for the interim custody of the goods, pending a final determination of the legality of their importation or distribution in an action commenced within such time as is prescribed by the order.

  • Marginal note:Security

    (2) Before making an order under subsection (1), the court may require the applicant to furnish security, in an amount fixed by the court, to answer any damages that may by reason of the order be sustained by the owner, importer or consignee of the goods and for any amount that may become chargeable against the goods while they remain in custody under the order.

  • Marginal note:Lien for charges

    (3) Where, by the judgment in any action under this section finally determining the legality of the importation or distribution of the goods, their importation or distribution is forbidden, either absolutely or on condition, any lien for charges against them that arose prior to the date of an order made under this section has effect only so far as may be consistent with the due execution of the judgment.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition of imports

    (4) Where in any action under this section the court finds that the importation is or the distribution would be contrary to this Act, it may make an order prohibiting the future importation of goods to which the trade-mark, trade-name or indication of origin has been applied.

  • Marginal note:How application made

    (5) An application referred to in subsection (1) may be made in an action or otherwise, and either on notice or ex parte.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (6) No proceedings may be taken under subsection (1) for the interim custody of goods by the Minister if proceedings for the detention of the goods by the Minister may be taken under section 53.1.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-13, s. 53
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 234
  • 2014, c. 32, s. 53
  • 2018, c. 23, s. 17

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