Registrations are now issuing under Canada's new Trademarks Regime
Anybody who has filed an application in Canada in the last few years knows that examination is routinely taking over two and half years at best.
So, imagine my surprise to discover an Approval Notice issued (one week after the search was recorded) before even a year had passed, advertisement took place just 10 days later and a large envelope arrived in the mail from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office within 3 weeks of the opposition period expiring containing the Registration Certificate.
Yes, you read that right. CIPO is mailing out Registration Certificates. We used to pay extra to get a hard copy.
It is truly a unicorn file.