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The Swiss Shield: A Trademark Registration Is a Defence to Damages Even if Later Invalidated

Switzerland, Canada - December 14 2020 Switzerland's historic neutrality does not extend to the use of its iconic cross. Wenger, the Swiss company behind the legendary "Swiss Army Knife"...

Lawrence Veregin.

The Federal Court of Appeal Upholds $640 Million Accounting of Profits Award for Patent Infringement

Canada - September 22 2020 In its recent decision in Nova Chemicals Corporation v. Dow Chemicals Company, 2020 FCA 141, the Federal Court of Appeal clarified...

L.E. Trent Horne, Lawrence Veregin.

Retrograde in Taurus: Ninth Circuit Upholds Judgment That Stairway to Heaven Did Not Infringe Taurus

USA - April 7 2020 Randy California, the guitarist for the band Spirit, wrote the song Taurus some time in 1966 or 1967. In 1967, Randy California’s publisher...

Lawrence Veregin.

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Clarifies Standard of Review for Trademark Appeals

Canada - February 28 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 revised the test for...

Lawrence Veregin.

Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act

Canada - June 4 2019 It has been a long time coming, but effective June 17, 2019, Canada’s new Trademarks Act takes force. Trademark applications filed after June 17 will...

R. Grant Cansfield, L.E. Trent Horne, Timothy M. Lowman.