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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


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


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


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


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


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
  • 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


What's in a title?
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 30 2010

The intersection of trade-mark law and the film and television industries raises a number of important issues for consideration by intellectual property lawyers and entertainment lawyers


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