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Trademarks Act

Version of section 48 from 2019-06-17 to 2020-06-17:


Marginal note:Trademark transferable

  •  (1) A trademark, whether registered or unregistered, is transferable, and deemed always to have been transferable, either in connection with or separately from the goodwill of the business and in respect of either all or some of the goods or services in association with which it has been used.

  • Marginal note:Where two or more persons interested

    (2) Nothing in subsection (1) prevents a trademark from being held not to be distinctive if as a result of a transfer thereof there subsisted rights in two or more persons to the use of confusing trademarks and the rights were exercised by those persons.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of application

    (3) The Registrar shall, subject to the regulations, record the transfer of an application for the registration of a trademark on the request of the applicant or, on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of the transfer, on the request of a transferee of the application.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of trademark

    (4) The Registrar shall, subject to the regulations, register the transfer of any registered trademark on the request of the registered owner or, on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar of the transfer, on the request of a transferee of the trademark.

  • Marginal note:Removal of recording or registration

    (5) The Registrar shall remove the recording or the registration of the transfer referred to in subsection (3) or (4) on receipt of evidence satisfactory to the Registrar that the transfer should not have been recorded or registered.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-13, s. 48
  • 2014, c. 20, ss. 352, 361(E), c. 32, s. 53
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