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Are Trademark Surveys Worth the Cost?

Canada, United Kingdom, USA - June 20 2017 The probative value of a comprehensive trademark survey often does not justify the cost. Even a relatively inexpensive trademark survey of modest…

Initial Interest Confusion: Vancouver Community College v. Vancouver Career College

Canada - February 6 2017 Initial interest confusion is aimed primarily at regulating the use of keywords in Internet trading, i.e. Words typed by a user into the search field…

Amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act – 20 points you need to know (the bill is just too big for a top 10 list!)

Canada - June 19 2014 On June 18th, Canada's Senate passed the trademark amendments in Bill C-31, Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1. The Bill contains major…

R. Scott MacKendrick, Cynthia Rowden.

Canada’s new trademark regime – impact on renewals, allowance and classification

Canada - May 21 2014 The Canadian government has proposed sweeping changes to the Trade-marks Act that will impact current and new applications and registrations. The…

R. Scott MacKendrick, Cynthia Rowden.

Bill C-31: what are the practical issues of trademark rights in a non-use regime?

Canada - April 9 2014 The Canadian Government has introduced the most fundamental changes to the Canadian trademarks regime in more than a half century, by way of a budget…

R. Scott MacKendrick, Cynthia Rowden.