Reminder to Members to File Request for Assistance Form

 

CACN would like to remind members to submit a Request for Assistance Application to the Canadian Bord Services Agency (CBSA). The application is valid for 2 years. Below is information taken from the CBSA Website.

How the program works

  • Step 1: Ensure that your trademark is registered with CIPO and your information is up to date.
  • Step 2: Complete the RFA form  and submit it to the CBSA for processing.
  • Step 3: Wait for confirmation of enrollment and approval letter outlining program specific details.
  • Step 4: Once approved, if suspected counterfeit goods are intercepted by the CBSA, you will be notified and given the opportunity to take  appropriate action.
  • Step 5: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be responsible for leading any criminal investigations related to commercial scale counterfeiting and piracy.
Note: By filing an RFA, you acknowledge that you become liable to the government for any costs related to storage, handling and destruction of detained goods that arise, beginning the day after a notice of detention is sent to you. You can often minimize or avoid these costs by responding promptly to CBSA and advising:
  • (1) the goods are not counterfeit or pirated, or
  • (2) you choose not to launch an action for this shipment.”
For more information, visit CACN’s website,  or enquires can be sent directly to the CBSA at cbsa-asfc_ipr-dpi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
CACN’s Cyber Security Consultation Submission

CACN has proposed that the government institute a new federal office charged with protecting innovators, consumers, and legitimate businesses from increasing harms of counterfeit goods, online piracy and fraud. The new federal office would eliminate the current fragmentation amongst federal departments and would be a mechanism for coordinated partnership between government departments, business and the Canadian public.

To read the full letter, cybersecurity-consultation-letter_cacn

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