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Ninth Circuit Rules Trader Joe’s May Pursue Infringement Claim Against Infringing Activity in Canada
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 28 2016

The Ninth Circuit recently became the latest appeals court to address the extraterritorial reach of the Lanham Act, holding that a U.S. trademark


The Old World: New World: Different World
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada, European Union
  • September 23 2016

Geographical Indications (GIs) identify agricultural products or foodstuffs that originate in a territory of a WTO Member where the quality


TMOB's dismissal of opposition to the application of "Marché & Wave" Design upheld
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 21 2016

This was an appeal of the decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB), refusing the Applicant's opposition to a trademark application filed for


An Expensive Lesson in Trademark Registration Protection
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • September 19 2016

2016 is fast drawing to a close. Looking to the next year, some trademark owners undoubtedly are considering "refreshing"modernizing trademarks


Preparing for Canada’s 150th Anniversary - What You Should Know About Using Canadian Symbols
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 16 2016

2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. The government of Canada has already started the countdown, and many businesses are


Officially Deadwood: Removing Official Marks from the Canadian Trade-marks Register
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • September 16 2016

Canada's Trade-marks Act provides a unique protection of "official marks" under section 9(1)(n)(iii). This section prohibits anyone from adopting in


Appeal allowed in part where opposed services were an extension of Applicant's earlier registration
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 14 2016

Appeal allowed in part where opposed services were an extension of Applicant's earlier registration Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd v. Ceramiche Caesar S.P


Claim under section 7(a) failed where false and misleading statements made out but no causal link to alleged damages
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 7 2016

This decision relates to the second part of the bifurcated proceeding, namely whether the plaintiffs engaged in conduct contrary to the provisions of


Strong Branding Can Help Generate Profits: Caution Needed In Name, Trademark Choices
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • September 7 2016

Names for new “babies” are selected with great care and in the hope that they will shine for a lifetime and beyond. These hopes and dreams can apply


Individuals found personally liable for company’s infringing activities of the Applicant’s trademark rights
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 7 2016

In this trademark infringement action, the Court found that there was sufficient evidence to show that there was a likelihood of confusion between