My trademark application is advertised; what does that mean?

The CIPO publicly advertises your trademark application to give others an opportunity to oppose it (with valid reasons) before your trademark registers. After issuing the Notice of Approval, your application will be advertised for a two-month period in the Canadian Trademarks Journal, a weekly publication, available online, that lists recently approved trademarks. An opposition can only be filed within that two-month window.

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