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When you file a Madrid originating application, and designate Canada, you should receive a “Courtesy Letter” from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). This chart provides a non-exhaustive illustration of where CIPO will direct all correspondence for a Madrid originating application, and why you may wish to appoint a Canadian agent for the Canadian application.

Author: Jamie-Lynn Kraft, Senior Associate, Smart & Biggar LLP, Barrister and Solicitor Trademark Agent

Region: Canada, Global
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