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Trademarks Act

Version of section 23 from 2014-12-09 to 2019-06-16:

Marginal note:Registration of certification marks

  •  (1) A certification mark may be adopted and registered only by a person who is not engaged in the manufacture, sale, leasing or hiring of goods or the performance of services such as those in association with which the certification mark is used.

  • Marginal note:Licence

    (2) The owner of a certification mark may license others to use the mark in association with goods or services that meet the defined standard, and the use of the mark accordingly shall be deemed to be use thereof by the owner.

  • Marginal note:Unauthorized use

    (3) The owner of a registered certification mark may prevent its use by unlicensed persons or in association with any goods or services in respect of which the mark is registered but to which the licence does not extend.

  • Marginal note:Action by unincorporated body

    (4) Where the owner of a registered certification mark is an unincorporated body, any action or proceeding to prevent unauthorized use of the mark may be brought by any member of that body on behalf of himself and all other members thereof.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-13, s. 23
  • 2014, c. 32, s. 53

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