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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


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


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


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


Use of a composite mark may not be use of a registered mark
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2011

A recent decision made in the context of Section 45 of the Trade-marks Act illustrates the importance of ensuring that a trade-mark is used in the form in which they are registered


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


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