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Amendments to Trade-marks Act re-introduced in Parliament

Canada - October 29 2013 On October 28, 2013, the government introduced Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential...

Bodum: Appeal Court affirms trademark distinctions analysis

Canada - October 25 2013 An earlier blog commented on the Federal Court's decision in Bodum USA, Inc. v. Meyer Housewares Canada Inc. Bodum commenced an action for...

MACDIMSUM: challenging a family of marks

Canada - September 13 2013 In Cheah v. McDonald's Corporation, the Federal Court of Canada held that MACDIMSUM is likely to be confusing with the MacDonald's family of...

A clearly descriptive engineering trademark

Canada - August 26 2013 In the recent case of Continental Teves AG & Co v. Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the Federal Court of Canada dismissed an appeal of the...

Trademark evidentiary issues colour as a trademark

Canada - August 13 2013 JTI Macdonald TM Corp. v. Imperial Tobacco Products Limited, a recent decision of the Federal Court, includes interesting findings regarding the...