Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice (print + ProView online)
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Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice (print + ProView online)
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Provides insightful analysis of trade-mark law practice and procedure before the Canadian Trade-marks Office and Trade-marks Opposition Board.

Help your company or clients administer trade-marks in Canada Get the information you need to effectively administer trade-marks in Canada. Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice provides an insightful analysis of trade-mark law practice and procedure before the Canadian Trade-marks Office and Trade-marks Opposition Board. This two-volume looseleaf service is the most comprehensive resource of its kind. Be informed about the Canadian legal landscape Volume I covers both the substantive and procedural aspects of prosecuting a trade-mark application, effecting changes of title, perfecting security interests, and amending and renewing a registration. Volume II covers the fundamentals of trade-mark opposition practice, including the jurisdiction of the Trade-marks Opposition Board as an administrative tribunal, evidentiary and pleading requirements, and the mechanics and strategies of trade-mark opposition and summary cancellation proceedings. The text is supported by extensive references to case law, statutes, annotated crossreferences to the Trade-marks Act and Trade-marks Regulations, Trade-marks Office and Trade-marks Opposition Board Practice Notices and other source materials. Build Better Business Strategies Work more effectively with your Canadian counterparts on handling all aspects of trade-mark administration. Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice is the only text that analyzes and clearly details the practice and procedure of the Canadian Trade-marks Office and Trade-marks Opposition Board with respect to filing, examination, postadvertisement, registration and post-registration issues. This resource includes:

  • A comprehensive step-by-step analysis of trade-mark prosecution and opposition practice
  • An overview on drafting and preparing trademark applications/request for public notice of official marks
  • Summaries of prosecution before the Canadian Trade-marks Office
  • In-depth analysis and response to office actions
  • Details on transferring and collaterizing trademarks
  • Guidance on how to file and conduct trademark opposition proceedings
  • Guidance on how to file and conduct summary cancellation proceedings (s. 45)
  • Analysis of practice, procedural and substantive issues relating to the securitization and assignment of trade-mark applications or registrations

For legal practitioners, Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice offers unique insights on the finer distinctions of Canadian Trade-Marks Office and Opposition Board practice.

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About the Author

Bayo Odutola is a partner at Ollip P.C. (ollip.com ). Bayo has built a strong copyright (technology licensing), trade-mark prosecution (acquisition, clearance and advice) and intellectual property litigation (Opposition Board, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal) practice. He represents or has represented individuals and business of all sizes, from Canada and elsewhere. His clients range from Juno and Academy Award winners and fashion designers to chemical companies, alcohol producers and restaurants. He is certified as a specialist in IP (Trade-mark/ Copyright) Law by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and has served on LSUC's Committee for the Certification of Specialists in Intellectual Property Law.

He is active in various intellectual property organizations, including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), International Trademark Association (INTA), MARQUES, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG) and the European Communities Trade-mark Association (ECTA). He is currently a member of ECTA's Committee on Geographical Indications.

Previously, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. His IP practice has been recognized by the Canadian Bar Association's The National Magazine (front cover feature). Also, Export Development Canada's Exportwise magazine has recognized his IP practice twice for its strength and focus on intellectual property export risk and insurance management.


Karen Hansen is a senior registered trademark agent at Ollip P.C. advising clients in all aspects of trademark prosecution, oppositions, cancellation and expungement proceedings. In addition, her practice focuses on responding to challenging examiner's reports or provisional refusals. She is also an editor of Brands Under Attack.

Sylvie-Émanuelle Bourbonnais, a lawyer (Ontario Bar) and former Senior Trade-marks Examiner at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), is an associate at Odutola Law Chambers. Her practice is restricted to the field of intellectual property. As a senior trade-marks examiner, she was responsible for reviewing and issuing secondary examinations and refusals on behalf of the Registrar of Trade-marks. During her tenure at CIPO, she was also responsible for Official marks. Ms. Bourbonnais obtained her Common Law (LL.B.) degree from the University of Ottawa and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University. She is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, International Bar Association, the International Trademark Association and the Pharmaceuticals Trademarks Group. She practises in both English and French.