Canada joines the Madrid System for the international registration of trademarks (IR)

On June 17, 2019, Canada acceded the Madrid Protocol (Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks) and  the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be the first in the history of the Madrid Protocol to invite trademark applicants to use Madrid e-filing for their international trademark applications from day one.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received Canada’s instruments of accession to the Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty from Canadian Ambassador Stephen de Boer, Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization.

CNIL imposed a financial penalty of 50 million Euros against Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.

A few days after the effective date of the EU-DSGVO end of May 2018, the non profit organization “None Of Your Business” (NOYB) filed a complaint in accordance with article 80 EU GDPR against Google LLC (CA 94043, United States) with the French Data protection authority (CNIL) on behalf of a person affected as a user of a smartphone with Google’s Android operating system. At the same time, the NGO “La Quadrature du Net” (LQDN) filed a complaint with the French Data protection authority (CNIL) against Google LLC. This complaint in accordance with article 80 EU-DSGVO was made on behalf of 9973 affected persons resident in France.
Based on these two complaints, in its decision made on January 21, 2019, the French data protection authority (CNIL) imposed a financial penalty of 50 million Euros (according to article 83 EU GDPR) against Google LLC for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.

 

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