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Franchisors’ duty to act in good faith and related implicit obligations: Dunkin’ Donuts ordered to pay nearly $18M to some of its franchisees

  • Lavery de Billy LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 22 2015

The Court of Appeal of Quebec has issued an important judgment pertaining to a franchisor's implicit obligations towards its franchisees. In June

No likelihood of confusion found for VALENTINE SECRET application

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 22 2015

Eclectic Edge sought to register four marks based on use in Singapore and on proposed use in Canada. Each was refused by the Registrar. The four

Fighting importation of counterfeit products into Canada

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • April 17 2015

The distribution and sale of counterfeit goods in Canada, such as counterfeit banknotes, pharmaceutical products and luxury items, has been a growing

Amendments to Canadian intellectual property laws by 2017

  • Field Law
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  • Canada
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  • April 15 2015

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has indicated that the amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations (and in particular the accession to

The art of concealment: use of a competitor’s trade marks in metatags held not to amount to copyright or trade mark infringement in Canada

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia, Canada
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  • April 8 2015

The Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a decision which squarely examines whether the use of metatags can constitute copyright or trade

Federal court judge sees RED: rare interlocutory injunction granted

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 6 2015

On February 20, 2015, Justice Brown of the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction - relief rarely granted in Federal Court trademark

Questions ordered to be answered on appeal, and no decision on bifurcation until after plaintiff makes election of damages or profits

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 6 2015

This is a trademark case regarding the Plaintiff’s YELLOW TAIL & KANGAROO DESIGN. Constellation Brands brought two interlocutory motions before the

Breach before the Registrar of Trademarks can be cured by a proceeding in Court

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 1 2015

The Court of Appeal noted that the first issue to be considered was whether a breach of natural justice that may have occurred before the Registrar

The latest news on amendments to the trademarks act and regulations implementation in late 2016 or 2017?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 1 2015

Two bills containing amendments to Canada's Trademarks Act were passed in 2014, bringing a new Customs Assistance plan, a broadened definition of

Federal Court issues rare interlocutory injunction in trademark case a sign of things to come?

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • March 31 2015

For many years now, interlocutory injunction orders have been few and far between in IP cases in Canada's Federal Court. However, in a decision