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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


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


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


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


What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • July 29 2010

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for England and Wales has provided some interesting comments concerning the use of a competitor's trade marks in comparative price lists


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


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


Industrial design protection in complement to a trade-mark branding program
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

Entrepreneurs considering introducing a new product or service brand offering in Canada readily turn their minds to filing proposed use trade-mark applications to ensure they can use key logos, phrases and symbols as trade-marks in Canada


When should a trade mark opposition be stayed?
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

A recent decision of the Federal Court dealt with whether opposition proceedings should be stayed as result of a pending action in that Court


Initial interest confusion
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

A recent decision of the English High Court has found that a claim for initial interest confusion was actionable in an action claiming trademark infringement