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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”

The Superior Court of Québec sides with retailers on the use of recognized trade-marks in public signs and commercial advertising

  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 11 2014

In reasons released on April 9, 2014,1 Justice Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec held that the Québec Charter of the French

Retailers and the International Trademark Association prevail in Québec’s French Charter proceeding

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

On April 9, 2014, the Québec Superior Court issued its long-awaited decision in the matter of the interpretation of Québec's Charter of

U.K. High Court finds trademark infringement in keyword advertising

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 10 2014

A recent decision of the U.K. High Court dealt with the trademark implications of using third party trademarks in keyword advertising, where a

Language politics and French sign wars in Quebec - revisited Quebec court confirms French language watchdog cannot bite English trademarks

  • MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 10 2014

On April 9, 2014, the Superior Court in Quebec in Best Buy Stores Ltd. et al v. Quebec (Attorney General) (2014) QCCS 1427, confirmed that the Quebec

Bill C-31: what are the practical issues of trademark rights in a non-use regime?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 9 2014

The Canadian Government has introduced the most fundamental changes to the Canadian trademarks regime in more than a half century, by way of a budget

Québec Superior Court rejects OQLF's interpretation of the Charter

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 9 2014

The Quebec Superior Court confirmed today, in a long-awaited decision, that non-French trademarks on store-front signage do not need to be

The perils of congratulating celebrities without their permission: Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Storage, Inc. et al, USCA, 7th Cir., February 19, 2014

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • Canada, Jordan
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  • April 7 2014

In September, 2009, Michael Jordan, the basketball great, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in USA. Soon afterward Sports Illustrated

Bill C-31 and the proposed Trademarks Act: is it ultra vires?

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 4 2014

"Use" is one of the principal motifs of the Trade-marks Act. Almost every substantive provision of the Act refers to use. This is no mere coincidence

Federal Court confirms protection for colour trade-marks in Canada

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

Colour can be a potent marketing tool and indicator of source. From a legal perspective, the issue of colour trade-marks has been considered recently