Current affairs

Registering Your Products on Amazon: Practical Trademark Considerations

September 20th, 2018

In order to better regulate the products sold on its platform and prevent illegal activities, Amazon has set up a trademark registry known as the Amazon Brand Registry.


The challenges of agri-food marketing under CETA

May 29th, 2018

Be careful – some European geographical indications are protected under the Agreement.


Registering your domain name in Asia before someone else does… Is it urgent? Is it necessary?

March 22nd, 2017

How to recognize pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

The registration of this trademark is the best tool for taking action against the registration of domain names, without a legitimate interest, by other actors in your activity sector acting in bad faith.


What you need to know sooner than later regarding the upcoming amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act

November 28th, 2016

Our partners Johanne Auger and Frédéric Dionne have identified five key elements in light of the coming into force of the significant amendments.


All you need to know about international trademark protection

July 8th, 2016

Our partner and head of the trademarks sector, Johanne Auger, offers an approach that will allow you to find a strategy focused on your needs. A five-point summary of her last training session.


Impact of UK ‘BREXIT’ referendum outcome on Patents, Designs and Trademarks in Europe

June 28th, 2016

What to expect after the british vote?

Our intellectual property specialists suggest possible scenarios.


On your marks ! Get ready for some changes to come

April 25th, 2016

Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) will come into force in 2018.


So you're selling online and you're looking to protect your trademark internationally.

April 18th, 2016


Registering your trademark internationally is an important step to consider. The intention is good, but reality is more complicated.


BCF, Partner of the Successful Entrepreneur

December 4th, 2015

Our professionals also act as mentors.

Spotlight on businesses and start-ups development initiatives in which a number of professionals are actively involved.


On your marks! Ready for changes?

March 27th, 2015

Significant legislative changes for the Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) and the regulations made under the Act will come into force in 2016.



October 24th, 2014

Be careful — some European geographical indications are protected under the Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement!

You should be aware that the Canada - European Union Free Trade Agreement protects 179 geographical indications concerning foods and beer.


Canadian trade-mark registration term reduced from 15 to 10 years – Early renewal of current registrations to be considered

September 19th, 2014

Several amendments to the Trade-marks Act (the “Act”) are expected to come into effect at the end of 2014 or during 2015 and the Canadian government is currently working on amendments to the Trade-mark Regulations(the “Regulations”) and on transitional provisions to the coming into effect amendment to the Act.