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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

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

Canada’s new anti-counterfeiting provisions now fully in force and request for customs assistance system now available

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • January 6 2015

As recently reported, Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, received Royal Assent and became law on December 9, 2014. New civil

Canada takes the battle on counterfeits to its borders

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 5 2015

Canadian developments on the anti-counterfeiting front came in fast at the close of 2014, ushering in a customs "Request for Assistance" procedure -

Customs request for assistance regime for counterfeits, expanded definition for trademark infringement, and new criminal sanctions now in force

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 5 2015

The provisions relating to the customs "Request for Assistance" procedure in Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, came into force on

What's in a name? Geographical indications under CETA

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • December 24 2014

Marketers of food products, take note: a swath of European locales will soon be restricted from being used in certain food product names. The new

Flashing lights: rare interlocutory injunction granted

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 19 2014

Interlocutory injunctions are rarely granted in trademark and trade name cases in Canada owing, particularly, to evidence of irreparable harm - one of

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