Marginal note:Persons authorized to act
25 (1) Subject to subsection (4), in any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks, a person may be represented by another person only if that other person is a trademark agent.
Marginal note:Cases involving trademark agents
(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), in any business before the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks in respect of which a person has appointed a trademark agent
(a) the person must not represent themselves; and
(b) no one other than the trademark agent, if that agent resides in Canada, or an associate trademark agent appointed by that trademark agent, is permitted to represent that person.
(3) A person that has appointed a trademark agent may represent themselves for the purpose of
(a) filing an application for the registration of a trademark, an application for international registration referred to in sections 98 to 100 or a transformation application referred to in section 147;
(b) paying a fee;
(c) giving notice under section 23;
(d) renewing the registration of a trademark under section 46 of the Act; or
(e) making a request or providing evidence under section 48 of the Act.
(4) With respect to any business referred to in paragraphs (3)(a) to (e), a person may be represented by another person authorized by them, whether or not that other person is a trademark agent.
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