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Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act

Version of section 2 from 2007-12-17 to 2019-06-16:

Marginal note:Interpretation

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Act.


    COC means the Canadian Olympic Committee, a corporation incorporated under Part II of The Companies Act, 1934, chapter 33 of the Statutes of Canada, 1934. (COC)


    court means the Federal Court or the superior court of a province. (tribunal)


    CPC means the Canadian Paralympic Committee, a corporation incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, chapter C-32 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970. (CPC)

    Olympic or Paralympic mark

    Olympic or Paralympic mark means, subject to subsection (3), a mark set out in Schedule 1 or 2. (marque olympique ou paralympique)

    organizing committee

    organizing committee means any organization that is recognized, by the COC and a city in Canada elected to host an Olympic Games or Paralympic Games, as being responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of those Games. (comité d’organisation)

  • Marginal note:Words and expressions

    (2) Unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Trade-marks Act.

  • Marginal note:Schedule 2 marks

    (3) A mark set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 is considered not to be an Olympic or Paralympic mark after the corresponding expiry date set out in column 2.

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