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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


The edible play dough
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • March 22 2011

A recent judgement of the High Court of the United Kingdom illustrates the problems relating to launching a new product and an interesting application of the principles relating to trade-mark infringement


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


Distinctiveness of a colour and shape trade-mark
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • March 21 2011

The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of the distinctiveness of a trade-mark consisting of a two-tone colour combination applied to the outside of a disk-shaped inhaler


Big changes to Canadian trademark law: what they mean for you
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2015

On June 19, 2014, the Parliament of Canada completed the final steps to pass Bill C-31, the somewhat cryptically-named Act to implement certain


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


Canada adopts the Nice Classification system
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 7 2015

On September 28, 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) began accepting trademark applications in which goods and services are


MARCHÉ EXPRESS
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2012

A judge of the Federal Court recently refused to interfere with a decision made by the Trade-mark Opposition Board (the “Board”


A trade-mark registration for trade dress
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2012

A recent decision of the Federal Court involved an interesting claim for infringement of a trade-mark registration relating to a three dimensional trade dress representation of the interior of a restaurant