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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

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

The importance of the date of first use

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 28 2010

A recent decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board emphasizes the importance of accurately specifying the date of first use in a trade mark application

The Federal Court of Appeal clarifies the approach to be taken concerning trade-mark licences in section 45 proceedings

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

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal reverses the decision of the Federal Court and may ease the burden on a trade-mark owner in showing that use of a trade-mark under a licence of a trade-mark in Canada satisfies the requirements of the Trade-marks Act

Using Wayback Machine evidence

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 15 2012

A recent decision of the Trade-mark Opposition Board (“the Opposition Board”) has confirmed the admissibility of evidence obtained by using the Wayback Machine

The transcendence of famous marks

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 30 2010

A number of recent cases have considered the fame of a mark in the context of carrying out a confusion analysis under the Trade-marks Act

The legal and practical guide to protecting your brand on the web and in social media

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 6 2011

A brand has to be linked with a business strategy

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