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The fight against counterfeit products in Canada just got easier

  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
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  • Canada
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  • January 28 2015

Canada's new Combating Counterfeit Products Act officially took effect on January 1, 2015. As part of the ongoing overhaul of Canada's much neglected

The Combating Counterfeit Products Act: amendments to the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 28 2015

The Combating Counterfeit Products Act (hereinafter the "Act") received Royal Assent on December 9, 2014. While some of its provisions have

New border enforcement measures kick-off the new year for IP rights holders under the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act

  • SIM. IP Practice
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  • Canada
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  • January 26 2015

Re-introduced into Parliament as Bill C-8 on October 28, 2013, the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act (the “CCPA”) received Royal Assent on December

Registrar’s decision refusing to grant leave to amend a statement of opposition found to be unreasonable

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 26 2015

This is a judicial review of the decision to not allow the applicant to amend its Statement of Opposition to add new grounds of opposition against

Low threshold for evidence shows SPEED QUEEN to have been used in the relevant period

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 26 2015

The trade-mark “SPEED QUEEN” was originally registered in 1941 for wares and services including laundry washing machines and laundry dryers. The Mark

Recent .CA domain name decision illustrates useful tool for demonstrating bad faith

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • January 23 2015

The recent CDRP decision Optrex Limited v Nameshield Inc. co Daniel Mullen provides a useful reminder that .CA domain names registered in bad faith

Don’t flip your lid FLIP-TOP not distinctive of tobacco products

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 21 2015

In Philip Morris Products S.A. v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, 2014 FC 1237, the Federal Court of Canada upheld a decision of the Trademarks

Court upholds board’s decision refusing trademark for lack of distinctiveness

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 19 2015

This was an appeal from a decision of the Registrar of Trademarks’ decision to decline Philip Morris’ application to register the proposed trademark

Canada counters counterfeiting: border enforcement provisions of CCPA come into force

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 13 2015

After years of calls for reform from intellectual property rights owners, the Canadian government has enacted new legislation in an effort to fight

Canada introduces new border remedies to address importation of counterfeit products

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 12 2015

In 2005, the retail value of counterfeit goods seized by the RCMP was $7.6 million. By 2012, this number had climbed to $38 million. Last year, the