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Trade-marks and product placement: the use of branded products in film and television productions
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

In the last issue of the The Cassels Brock Report, I addressed the issue of trade-mark rights in titles as the first in a series of articles on trade-marks in the film and television industries


Continuous use required
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2012

A recent decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board upheld an opposition on the basis that the applicant had not used the applied-for mark since the date set out in the trade-mark application


Positive steps: portions of Canada’s Combating Counterfeit Products Act come into force
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • December 12 2014

Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (the "CCPA"), received Royal Assent on December 9th, 2014. The CCPA creates new civil and criminal


That's hot: trade-mark rights in catch phrases
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 31 2011

In this third instalment of my ongoing series of articles on trade-mark rights in the film and television industries, I deal with trade-mark rights in catch phrases


The legal and practical guide to protecting your brand on the web and in social media
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 6 2011

A brand has to be linked with a business strategy


Lion’s roar caged! Certain sounds can now be trade-marked
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) announced in a Practice Notice dated March 28, 2012, that, effective immediately, it would accept applications for the registration of sound trade-marks


Landmark counterfeiting case awards Louis Vuitton and Burberry $2.5 million in damages: Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Singga Enterprises (Canada) Inc
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2011

A recent landmark decision by the Federal Court awarded luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Burberry $2.48 million, the highest amount of damages awarded in a Canadian anti-counterfeiting case


Using Wayback Machine evidence
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2012

A recent decision of the Trade-mark Opposition Board (“the Opposition Board”) has confirmed the admissibility of evidence obtained by using the Wayback Machine


No-name package causes confusion in the dark
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2012

The Federal Court of Appeal in Canada recently held that a no-name cigarette package depicting registered design trade-marks, but no word mark, was confusingly similar to the word mark MARLBORO which was registered for use in association with cigarettes


Ontario’s franchise legislation declared inapplicable to a single trademark license
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 8 2014

The Superior Court of Justice has recently become the first court in Ontario to address the question of whether the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise