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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

What's in a title?

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

The intersection of trade-mark law and the film and television industries raises a number of important issues for consideration by intellectual property lawyers and entertainment lawyers

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

A matter of deference

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

A recent decision of the Federal Court illustrates that there are uncertainties associated with opposition proceedings and subsequent appeals

A trade-mark registration for trade dress

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 2 2012

A recent decision of the Federal Court involved an interesting claim for infringement of a trade-mark registration relating to a three dimensional trade dress representation of the interior of a restaurant

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

How not to treat a trade-mark

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 29 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court illustrates the problems that can occur concerning trade-marks when the individuals involved do not understand how trade-marks work and the relevant legal requirements

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 SPIRIT OF CUBA

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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