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Expanding brands into foreign languages- translations vs. transliterations

Global - October 27 2016 In today's global economy we can be exposed to new products and service providers on a daily basis who may originate from anywhere in the world. Many…

Canada- trademark practice - foreign languages and non-roman alphabet marks

Canada - October 26 2016 In today's global economy we can be exposed to new products and service providers on a daily basis who may originate from anywhere in the world. Many…

An Expensive Lesson in Trademark Registration Protection

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…

Toni Polson Ashton.

Officially Deadwood: Removing Official Marks from the Canadian Trade-marks Register

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…

Nathan Fan.

Fermented Fish Paste and clear descriptiveness – the Federal Court’s decision in MC Imports Ltd v AFOD Ltd, 2014 FC 1161 (Rennie J)

Canada - February 4 2015 The Federal Court recently issued a decision expunging the trade-mark "LINGAYEN" on the grounds that the mark is clearly descriptive of the…