The anticipated date for the proposed amendments to the Trademarks Act to come into effect is now later than previously anticipated. The proposed changes were open to the public for comment in the fall of 2014. They are now expected, according to CIPO, to be pre-published in the Canada Gazette late in 2016. The earliest the changes to the act and rules come into effect would typically be 2 months after publication in the Canada Gazette. For more information please see the CIPO website.