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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


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 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


Trade-mark licences and controlled corporations
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2011

A recent decision of the Federal Court shows the importance of making sure that any licence of a trade-mark in Canada satisfies the requirements of the Trade-marks Act


A matter of deference
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2011

A recent decision of the Federal Court illustrates that there are uncertainties associated with opposition proceedings and subsequent appeals


Trade-mark bullies revisited
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 25 2011

As mentioned in the February edition of the Cassels Brock report, the Secretary of Commerce of the United States recently launched a study on the extent to which small businesses may be harmed by the litigation tactics of trade-mark owners attempting to enforce trade-mark rights beyond a reasonable interpretation of the scope of those rights


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