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Ordering off the menu: supporting “use” of trademarks for restaurant services

Canada - September 22 2014 Two recent non-use cancellation decisions from the Trade-marks Opposition Board provide useful guidance on the sufficiency of use in Canada to owners…

Cynthia Rowden.

Targeted Google ads catch attention of federal Privacy Commissioner

Canada - April 28 2014 Have you ever visited an online store to look at a jacket only to find that ads for that same jacket follow you from site to site? This targeted…

Ajit Arora, Jennifer McKenzie.

“Buy now, pay later” promotions and fine print under scrutiny - deceptive marketing practices remain a priority for Competition Bureau

Canada - July 11 2013 The Competition Bureau has brought a lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court against two of Canada's largest home furniture retailers, Leon's Furniture…

Catherine Lovrics, Jennifer McKenzie.

What you need to know about Canadian sweepstakes and contest regulations

Canada - June 26 2013 Promotional contests are a great way to attract consumers' attention to your brand and your products. For U.S. marketers and companies, allowing…

Jennifer McKenzie.

Health Canada gets serious about allergens with mandatory enhanced allergen labeling

Canada - December 13 2012 On August 4, 2012, regulations amending the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) came into effect aimed at reducing the inadvertent consumption of undeclared food allergens and to provide consumers with safe food choices.

Jennifer McKenzie, Noelle Engle-Hardy.