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Trade-marks 1 0 Quebec’s Language Bureau - a word on magasins best buy ltée C. Québec (procureur général) handed down on April 9, 2014

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 18 2014

In a significant decision handed down on April 9, 2014, the Superior Court of Québec put to bed a long-running dispute between the Office

Leading Québec retailers may display their English trade-marks on storefront signage

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 17 2014

On April 9, 2014, the Québec Superior Court rendered its highly anticipated judgment in a declaratory judgment proceeding involving eight of

Recent .ca domain name decision accepts broad interpretation of what constitutes a brand owner’s prior trade-mark “rights” in Canada

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • April 16 2014

The recent decision of Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni (“Guitar Center”), CIRA Decision No. 0254, confirms that a broad definition of “rights”

On your (trade-)marks, get set, go! Canadian government seeks swift passage of changes to Trade-marks Act

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 16 2014

On March 28, 2014, the Government of Canada proposed the most substantial changes to Canada's Trade-marks Act since the existing legislation came

Permitted exclusive use of English trademarks in Québec: Magasins Best Buy Ltée, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. et al v. Québec

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 16 2014

For any business seeking to sell its products or offer its services in the Province of Québec, the carrying out of such activities and the way

Quebec retailers will not be forced to add French to their signs

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 16 2014

The Quebec Superior Court has ruled that the Office québécois de la langue française (“OQLF”) had no legal basis to force Quebec retailers to add a

Bill C-31 proposes major changes to Canada's Trade-marks Act

  • Bennett Jones LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 16 2014

The Federal Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act 2014, No.1. Bill C-31 is an omnibus bill which makes changes to

Sign language: Quebec Court rules on English-only trade-mark use in public signs

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 15 2014

On April 9, 2014 the Superior Court of Québec issued a long-awaited decision sought by various retailers who challenged the interpretation of

Trademarks in the English language on public signs and posters

  • Lavery de Billy LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 15 2014

On April 9 last, the Superior Court of Québec issued its judgement1 on a motion for a declaratory judgment pertaining to trademarks in the English

A defeat for the Office québécois de la langue française: a trade-mark may be posted in English only

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 15 2014

On April 9, Mr. Justice Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a significant decision on the motion for declaratory judgment instituted by