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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


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


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


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


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


The importance of searching for common law trade-marks
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2012

A recent decision of the Federal Court emphasizes the importance of carrying out a full trade-mark search that includes common law references before making decisions concerning the availability of a trade-mark


The Federal Court of Appeal clarifies the approach to be taken concerning trade-mark licences in section 45 proceedings
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2012

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal reverses the decision of the Federal Court and may ease the burden on a trade-mark owner in showing that use of a trade-mark under a licence of a trade-mark in Canada satisfies the requirements of the Trade-marks Act


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


Combating counterfeiters and copyright pirates international developments
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • October 4 2011

At the signing ceremony for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) last weekend in Japan, Canada was in company with Australia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and, importantly, the United States