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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


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


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


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 edible play dough
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • United Kingdom, Canada
  • 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


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


The importance of the date of first use
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • September 28 2010

A recent decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board emphasizes the importance of accurately specifying the date of first use in a trade mark application


The glamorous world of trade-marks
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2011

A recent decision of the Canadian Trade-marks Opposition Board raised some novel issues surrounding the types of evidence required to be filed and the categories of wares that might raise a likelihood of confusion


The distinctiveness of a trade-mark is not static
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2011

A recent decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board shows how the distinctiveness of a trade-mark can change and affect the outcome of an opposition