The case Medos Services Corporation v. Ridout and Maybee LLP 2013 FC 1006 is an example of what happens when the owner of a registered trade-mark ignores a Section 45 notice.
As a basic premise a registered trade-mark must be used in order to maintain those rights and a procedure exists under Section 45 of the Trade-Marks Act to weed out dead wood from the Register. Upon receipt of such a notice the registered owner has 3 months to provide an affidavit or statutory declaration showing, with respect to each of the wares or services specified in the registration, whether . . . [more]