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Bodum finds its glass half empty after rare federal court industrial design decision

SIM. IP Practice | Canada | November 14 2012

Summary Bodum’s industrial design registrations for double-walled drinking glasses have been held by the Federal Court to be invalid for lack of originality and not infringed by Trudeau’s drinking glasses sold since 2006.

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Protection by design: industrial design law in Canada

Field Law | Canada | March 1 2013

Bodum - a maker of popular coffee-press and glass products - wanted to protect their design for a double-walled drinking glass in a competitive

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Hen’s tooth found: Federal Court decides industrial design infringement case

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP | Canada | November 16 2012

The Federal Court heard its first industrial design case in nearly two decades

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Industrial designs enforcement seen through double glasses

Bennett Jones LLP | Canada | November 27 2012

Industrial design protection is an often overlooked form of protection that is a poor cousin of Copyright.

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Don’t overlook industrial designs: part 2

Field Law | Canada | January 14 2013

As mentioned in our previous post, industrial designs protect the visual features of a product (shape, configuration, pattern or ornament)

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Industrial designs

Marks & Clerk | Canada, USA | May 6 2014

In recent years, design protection has garnered interest for protecting the appearance of a product, particularly in view of high-profile cases

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Bodum USA, Inc. and Pi Design AG v. Trudeau Corporation (1889) Inc

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | November 28 2012

In this case, Bodum started an action against Trudeau for infringement of two Industrial Designs (IDs) relating to double wall glasses.

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French press

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP | Canada, USA | April 3 2013

Bodum USA Inc., and its associated companies (“Bodum”) manufacture and distribute housewares. Bodum owns a Canadian trade mark registration for the

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Vulnerabilities of descriptive marks

Field Law | Canada | October 30 2013

A trade-mark must be distinctive - if it is not, it is at risk of being unregistrable, and if for some reason it is registered, it is vulnerable to

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Defendants avoid oily mess in patent and design infringement case

SIM. IP Practice | Canada | August 2 2013

On June 7, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada delivered its decision in the case of Zero Spill Systems, in which Zero Spill Systems claimed

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Bodum: Appeal Court affirms trademark distinctions analysis

Clark Wilson LLP | Canada | October 25 2013

An earlier blog commented on the Federal Court's decision in Bodum USA, Inc. v. Meyer Housewares Canada Inc. Bodum commenced an action for

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Federal Court invalidates selection patent for lack of sound prediction PLAVIX (clopidogrel)

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | Canada | January 9 2012

On December 6, 2011, the Federal Court (per Boivin J.) held in a 247-page decision that sanofi-aventis’s patent for clopidogrel bisulfate (PLAVIX) is invalid because the inventors failed to disclose the factual basis and line of reasoning for their sound prediction of utility in the specification.

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Federal Court declares clopidogrel patent invalid for lack of utilitysound prediction

Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | March 27 2012

The Federal Court of Canada recently issued a decision (2011 FC 1486) concerning the drug Plavix, known generically as clopidogrel bisulfate.

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Clancy PC + Brion Raffoul | Canada | December 11 2014

In Canada, industrial designs are regulated under the Industrial Design Act, as well as the Industrial Design Regulations. In terms of international

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Federal Court invalidates Sanofi’s Plavix patent for alleged insufficiency and obviousness

Bereskin & Parr LLP | Canada | January 12 2012

On December 6, 2011, the Federal Court of Canada issued its decision in the well-known dispute between Apotex Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis over the anticoagulant drug, clopidogrel bisulfate, sold in Canada under the brand name Plavix.

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Expungement of "FRENCH PRESS" Trade-mark upheld by Federal Court of Appeal

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | November 11 2013

In Bodum USA, Inc. v Meyer Housewares Canada Inc., 2013 FCA 240, the Federal Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision of the Federal Court to

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Trade-mark expunged as not distinctive and clearly descriptive

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | December 17 2012

Bodum sued for inter alia, infringement of its “FRENCH PRESS” trade-mark, and Meyer counterclaimed for invalidity. The Court held that the trade-mark

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Key developments in Canadian patent law in 2011

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | January 31 2012

The following article summarizes several developments in Canadian patent law, including a brief summary of amendments to the Patent Rules.

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Infringement of industrial designs

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | Canada | September 17 2008

A recent decision of the Superior Court of the Province of Québec decided that the defendant had infringed the plaintiff's industrial design.

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