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U.K. High Court finds trademark infringement in keyword advertising

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 10 2014

A recent decision of the U.K. High Court dealt with the trademark implications of using third party trademarks in keyword advertising, where a

Bill C-31: what are the practical issues of trademark rights in a non-use regime?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 9 2014

The Canadian Government has introduced the most fundamental changes to the Canadian trademarks regime in more than a half century, by way of a budget

Québec Superior Court rejects OQLF's interpretation of the Charter

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 9 2014

The Quebec Superior Court confirmed today, in a long-awaited decision, that non-French trademarks on store-front signage do not need to be

Bill C-31 and the proposed Trademarks Act: is it ultra vires?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 4 2014

"Use" is one of the principal motifs of the Trade-marks Act. Almost every substantive provision of the Act refers to use. This is no mere coincidence

Researchers’ guide to deciphering patents

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 1 2014

Researchers often find the first patents they read to be a mutant hybrid of science and law. The writing style is bold and broadly assertive, not the

Sweeping changes to Canadian Trade-marks Act: at what cost to trademark owners?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 1 2014

On March 28, 2014, the Canadian government proposed in Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1, the most important changes to the Trade-marks

Significant changes to the Trade-Marks Act in omnibus budget implementation bill tabled in Parliament simplification or complication?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 28 2014

The Canadian government has today tabled an omnibus budget implementation bill, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1 (the "Bill"), that contains

Take two in the Passe-Partout saga

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 20 2014

In Lachance v. Productions Marie Eykel Inc., 2014 QCCA 158, the Court of Appeal of Quebec has recently upheld the Superior Court's ruling rejecting

Court refuses to permit appeal and orders costs against victim of Trademarks Office mistake

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 12 2014

Occasionally, results of litigation seems so surprising that you wonder if there has to be more to the case than what the decision discloses. The

USPTO issues new subject matter guidance post-Myriad and Prometheus

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 7 2014

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a new guidance document for Examiners on March 4, 2014, effective immediately