Through a glass darkly: new Federal Court of Canada decision on infringement and validity of industrial designs
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | December 7 2012
The Federal Court of Canada recently released a decision on the infringement and validity of two designs registered under the Industrial Design Act.
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.
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
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP | Canada | November 16 2012
The Federal Court heard its first industrial design case in nearly two decades
Bennett Jones LLP | Canada | November 27 2012
Industrial design protection is an often overlooked form of protection that is a poor cousin of Copyright.
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)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.