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F is for fail: the perils of advancing new arguments on appeal of an opposition decision

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 17 2014

In an obscenity-laden decision, Justice Mactavish of the Federal Court has confirmed that the Court has discretion to not consider an issue raised

Amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act are coming: what trademark owners should do

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Significant amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act are expected to come into force at the end of 2015 or in early 2016 according to the Canadian

Update on Bill C-8 - Canadian government moves one step closer to additional protection against infringement for IP rights holder

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Earlier this month, Bill-C-8 (the Combating Counterfeit Products Act) was passed in the House of Commons and has proceeded to a second reading in the

Marked for life? Trademarks and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Intellectual property rights are meant to protect that which cannot be easily protected: ideas, images, music and brands. The creators of these

Official marks: a reminder on being a public authority under Canada’s Trade-Marks Act

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

Entities which constitute "public authorities" under the Canadian Trade-marks Act ("Act") can obtain protection for their trade-marks under Section

Court determines beneficial ownership of several patents as part of action for wrongful conduct

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 15 2014

This was an action by the Plaintiff for relief arising from the allegedly wrongful conduct of the Defendant Li. The Plaintiff claimed that Li

Trademark NIC OUT ordered struck from Registry in expungement proceeding

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 15 2014

This was an expungement proceeding for an order striking the registration for NIC OUT, a trademark for cigarette filters that remove tar and nicotine

Distinguishing license agreements from franchise arrangements

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 14 2014

MGDC Management Group v. Marilyn Monroe Estate, 2014 ONSC 4584 provides some guidance on the distinction between franchise agreements and license

Official marks: developments under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 9 2014

The summer of 2014 brought two interesting developments with respect to Section 9 of the CanadianTrade-marks Act ("Act"). In June, Bill C-611, a

Important news for brand owners in Canada: trademarks and anti-counterfeiting legislation on the road to implementation

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • October 2 2014

As reported in our June 20, 2014 IP Update, significant amendments to the Trademarks Act received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014. The amendments will