Can one use the 11-point maple leaf in a trademark in Canada?

Post date: Apr 15, 2015 4:55:24 AM

By Order in Council P.C. 1965-1623 (dated September 2, 1965), any person in Canada may use a design or trademark incorporating the maple leaf that forms part of the flag of Canada on the condition that:

  1. the use of the design or trademark conforms to good taste;

  2. an applicant for the registration of such design or trademark disclaims, in his application, the right to the exclusive use of the maple leaf; and

  3. the owner of such design or trademark will not attempt to prevent anyone else from using the maple leaf.