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Summary trial

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 17 2011

Two recent decisions of the Federal Court have granted motions seeking summary trial in intellectual property cases

Protection of geographical indications

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 29 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court deals with a geographical indication ("GI") and illustrates the problems that can occur concerning their protection

Attacking secondary pharmaceutical trade-marks

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 14 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court concluded that a registered trade-mark consisting of the colours dark purple and light purple applied to an asthma inhaler was not distinctive and expunged the registration

Coloured stripes in toothpaste protected

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 14 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court on appeal from the Trade-marks Opposition Board (the "Board") confirmed that a trade-mark consisting of a design made up of coloured stripes displayed when toothpaste is squeezed out of the tube was a valid trade-mark

Colours and trade-marks

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • March 25 2010

A recent decision of the Federal Court confirms that colour applied to the visible surface of an object can function as a trade-mark in Canada

Vodka, champagne and passing off

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • -
  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2010

A recent decision of the English High Court shows the flexibility of the common law cause of action for passing off

What is a "sculpture" for copyright purposes?

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2010

A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal considered the meaning of the term "sculpture" in a copyright context, as well as a conflict of law issue

Trade mark owners should control the activities of suppliers of branded goods

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 25 2010

A recent decision of a judge of the Ontario Superior Court deals with the rights of a trade mark owner concerning a supplier’s attempts to sell branded goods

When are trade marks confusing? Rolling the dice

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 25 2010

A recent decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board illustrates the uncertainty inherent in applying the statutory definition of "confusion."

Trade marks and book titles

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 25 2010

A recent unreported decision of the Federal Court raises some interesting issues concerning the protection of the title of a book