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Trademark rights and protection in Sri Lanka
  • SS Rana & Co
  • Canada
  • June 15 2017

A structured to trademark rights and protection in Sri Lanka


Federal Court of Appeal clarifies word mark considerations when assessing likelihood of confusion
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 7 2017

When considering confusion, must the Trademarks Opposition Board consider all of the potential ways in which an opponent's registered word mark may


Could Donald Trump Make America Great Again In Canada?
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 5 2017

The “Make America Great Again” slogan is ubiquitous across the United States of America. There’s no denying, regardless of your political affiliation


Rare interlocutory injunction by federal court in trademark infringement case
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
  • Canada
  • June 5 2017

The Canadian Federal Court recently issued a rare interlocutory injunction to a plaintiff in a trademark case. Interlocutory injunctions are often


CETA gets royal assent - what brand owners and users need to know
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada, European Union
  • May 26 2017

On May 16, 2017, Bill C-30, Canada’s legislation to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a Free Trade Agreement between


Evidence of Actual Confusion Is Not Determinative in Trademark Infringement Cases
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2017

To succeed in a trademark infringement case, a plaintiff must prove a likelihood of confusionthat a casual consumer would likely be confused


Expanded protection for geographical indications in Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, European Union
  • May 24 2017

On May 16, 2017, the government of Canada passed Bill C-30, formally known as “An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement


Interlocutory injunction available even for marks that lack inherent distinctiveness
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2017

Interlocutory injunctions can be an important litigation tool to remedy situations where quick relief is necessary to prevent damages from infringing


Unique but Not Distinctive-Colour and Shape Trademark Applications Rejected for Asthma Inhalers
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2017

Trademark protection for the shape and colour of pharmaceutical products remains elusive. Even if the appearance of a tablet or inhaler is unique, a


Court of Appeal dismisses appeal on the merits from a finding of no trademark infringement but allows appeal in respect of lump sum costs award
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2017

In this appeal, Venngo appealed from the Federal Court's decision (2015 FC 1338, our summary) dismissing Venngo's claims for trademark infringement