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Public display of English trademarks in Québec: The saga continues
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • February 8 2016

On April 9, 2014, the Honorable Michel Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a much-awaited judgment on the controversial issue of


Offensive trademarks: can they be registered in Canada and the US?
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada, USA
  • February 5 2016

Can you register an offensive trademark in Canada? A recent U.S. decision concerning “disparaging” trademarks has led some Canadian practitioners to


Left Sharks and copy cats: the Super Bowl's impact on protecting a brand
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 5 2016

The Super Bowl is a lot of things to a lot of people and is arguably the most anticipated event of the year that is not a holiday (officially). For


Trademarks year in review 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2016

This article summarizes some of the more noteworthy Canadian Trademark Law decisions and developments from 2015


Consumer perception: not relevant in determining if a geographic trademark is clearly descriptive
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • February 3 2016

In the recent decision of Lum v Dr Coby Cragg Inc, 2015 FCA 293, the Federal Court of Appeal considered whether a trademark having a geographic


加拿大法院认为较高知名度可能会降低商标混淆的可能性
  • Wan Hui Da Law Firm & Intellectual Property Agency
  • Canada
  • February 1 2016

加国法院认为商标的较高知名度可能会降低混淆的可能性但这种观点也可能会纵容不法分子对知名商标的仿冒或抢注


Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Lower Court Decision on Meta Tag Copying
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • January 21 2016

On 18 December 2015, the Federal Court of Appeal in Red Label Vacations Inc v 411 Travel Buys Ltd confirmed a lower court’s decision that using a


Court of appeal applies stare decisis and expunges registration for OCEAN PARK under s. 12(1)(b) and ss. 18(1)(a) and (b)
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

By way of Summary Trial, the Federal Court (FC) refused to strike the Defendant's trademark OCEAN PARK from the register on the grounds that it was


Appeal dismissed; use of trademarks in metatags in this case found not to be copyright or trademark infringement
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed an appeal from a trial decision finding that there was no copyright in Appellant's metatags and therefore


Fresh evidence submitted found to materially affect Registrar's decision for SAKURA and design
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

The Registrar had rejected the Applicant's opposition to the registration of the word SAKURA and design. With respect to the s. 16(3)(a) ground of