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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

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

Trade-mark genericism

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • September 21 2011

A recent decision of the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) made interesting comments concerning whether the trade-mark applied for was generic

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

Industrial design protection in complement to a trade-mark branding program

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

Entrepreneurs considering introducing a new product or service brand offering in Canada readily turn their minds to filing proposed use trade-mark applications to ensure they can use key logos, phrases and symbols as trade-marks in Canada

When should a trade mark opposition be stayed?

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

A recent decision of the Federal Court dealt with whether opposition proceedings should be stayed as result of a pending action in that Court

Lion’s roar caged! Certain sounds can now be trade-marked

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • April 26 2012

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) announced in a Practice Notice dated March 28, 2012, that, effective immediately, it would accept applications for the registration of sound trade-marks

The SPIRIT OF CUBA

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

A recent decision of the Federal Court affirmed a finding of the Trade-marks Opposition Board that the trade mark THE SPIRIT OF CUBA was not registrable in association with rum but was registrable in association with non-alcoholic beverages and the services relating to the retail sale of alcoholic beverages

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

Online trade-mark use

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • May 25 2011

A recent decision of a United Kingdom court considered whether the defendant's use of the plaintiff's trade-marks on the defendant's websites, allegedly operating from Florida, constituted "use" of the trade-marks in the United Kingdom