Cameron IP v. Haldex AB , 2015 FC 1000

Cameron has unsuccessfully appealed from the TMOB where the Officer maintained in part registrations for HALDEX and HALDEX & DESIGN.

Cameron had previously sent a section 45 notice in 2009, requiring Haldex to provide evidence of use of the marks during the three year relevant period. Evidence was provided that did not support all the registered goods and services, and therefore those would be deleted from the respective registrations. Cameron argued on appeal that the marks should be expunged completely.

Applying the reasonableness standard for an appeal of a decision by the Registrar of Trademarks, the Court declined to intervene, holding it was reasonable for the Hearing Officer to find use based on the evidence provided.