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Title dispute - similar or identical titles for film and TV projects

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 17 2010

A suitable name for an entertainment project can be critical to its success and can even enhance the aesthetic effect of the overall work

Titles and trade-marks (and cigarettes!) in film and tv projects

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 10 2011

As we've discussed previously here at the Signal (Title Dispute - Similar or Identical Titles for Film and TV Projects) the extent to which the "title" of a motion picture or television project can function as a trade-mark involves a fairly detailed analysis

Sounds like a revolution - trade-marking sounds in Canada

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 30 2012

On March 28, 2012, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it is now accepting applications for "sound marks"

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 8 2011

As has been mentioned on this blog numerous times, the "clearance" process for obtaining "errors and omissions" (E&O) insurance for film and TV projects can sometimes be an arduous, frustrating process for both producers and their lawyers

Depicting trade-marks in artistic works: University of Alabama vs New Life Art

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • July 3 2012

Although a decision from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has limited precedential value in Canadian courts, the decision in University of Alabama vs New Life Art, Inc. (filed June 11, 2012) (hat tip: Hollywood, Esq.) is useful for Canadian entertainment lawyers because it indicates the analytical framework which courts use in assessing whether infringement has occurred when a trade-mark is incorporated into an artistic work

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 8)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance

Remembrance day poppies and online uses

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 1 2010

It's November, and Remembrance Day is only a handful of days away, so the topic of this post is bound to come up at some point for Canadians: the use of poppy images in media or online endeavours (poppy twibbon, anyone?

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • October 30 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance

Wiping the slate clean: when fake movie products have real-world counterparts

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

Often when practicing entertainment law, particularly in Canada, attempts to analyze a particular situation run up against a road-block: there seems

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 4)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2011

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, in fact, well-founded