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Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 16 2014

In late 2015 or early 2016, significant changes will occur in Canada under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act. Entities holding a Canadian trademark

Increased use of summary disposition in the Federal Court: an efficient and cost-effective tool to resolve trademark cases

  • Bennett Jones LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 15 2014

For many years, summary disposition was essentially unavailable in intellectual property cases in the Federal Court of Canada, unless a claim or

Canada sets the stage for launch of anti-counterfeiting regime

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 11 2014

“Canada is not open to your kind of business.” This is Canada’s message to criminals engaging in counterfeiting and piracy with its Combating

Make up your mind: damages & costs awarded for wilful trade- mark infringement, failing to fully participate in proceedings and disclosing details of settlement discussions

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 10 2014

A recent motion for default judgment in Federal Court awarded damages and costs to a plaintiff in part because of the defendants' wilful infringement

The customs request for assistance regime for counterfeit goods may be in force in early 2015

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 10 2014

Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (the "Act"), received Royal Assent on December 9, 2014. The law is intended to give trademark and

Canadian Combating Counterfeit Products Act passed into law

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • December 10 2014

Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act passed third reading and received Royal Assent on December 9, 2014. The Bill will come into force on

GHI found to be confusingly similar to the well-known mark GIA for use in association with diamond grading and other wares and services

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 9 2014

This is a dispute over the registration of the trademark GHI by Gemology Headquarters International, for use in association with diamond grading, the

Motion for summary trial granted: but Plaintiff’s claim is struck and its trademark is struck from the register

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 9 2014

This was a motion for summary trial relating to an alleged trademark infringement by the Defendant of the trademark LINGAYEN held by the Plaintiff

Motion for summary judgment granted: Court awards $15,000 in damages, $13,000 in costs

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 4 2014

This was a motion for summary judgment claiming relief under the Trademarks Act for the infringement of the Plaintiff’s registered trademark NEW HOME

She has blonde hair and a beauty mark, but is it really Marilyn? All trademark licenses are not franchises

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 3 2014

There are significant consequences for a relationship being characterized as a franchise. One of the biggest consequences is the right of the