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Positive steps: portions of Canada’s Combating Counterfeit Products Act come into force

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 12 2014

Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (the "CCPA"), received Royal Assent on December 9th, 2014. The CCPA creates new civil and criminal

Trade-marks and product placement: the use of branded products in film and television productions

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 2 2011

In the last issue of the The Cassels Brock Report, I addressed the issue of trade-mark rights in titles as the first in a series of articles on trade-marks in the film and television industries

That's hot: trade-mark rights in catch phrases

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • March 31 2011

In this third instalment of my ongoing series of articles on trade-mark rights in the film and television industries, I deal with trade-mark rights in catch phrases

Landmark counterfeiting case awards Louis Vuitton and Burberry $2.5 million in damages: Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Singga Enterprises (Canada) Inc

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 28 2011

A recent landmark decision by the Federal Court awarded luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Burberry $2.48 million, the highest amount of damages awarded in a Canadian anti-counterfeiting case

Continuous use required

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 10 2012

A recent decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board upheld an opposition on the basis that the applicant had not used the applied-for mark since the date set out in the trade-mark application

A sound decision: CIPO announces that it will accept applications for the registration of sound marks

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 29 2012

On March 28th 2012, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) issued a Practice Notice announcing that, effective immediately, it will accept applications for the registration of sound marks

Motor vehicle and bicycle marks

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 2 2011

A recent decision of the Federal Court dismissed an appeal from the Trade-marks Opposition Board that found a mark used with motor vehicles was not confusing with a mark used with bicycles

Trade-mark licences and controlled corporations

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 17 2011

A recent decision of the Federal Court shows the importance of making sure that any licence of a trade-mark in Canada satisfies the requirements of the Trade-marks Act

Distinctiveness of a colour and shape trade-mark

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 21 2011

The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of the distinctiveness of a trade-mark consisting of a two-tone colour combination applied to the outside of a disk-shaped inhaler

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • July 29 2010

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales has provided some interesting comments concerning the use of a competitor's trade marks in comparative price lists