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Anti-Dilution Remedy is Not Limited to Registered Trademarks: The bunny keeps going and going and going

Canada - November 13 2018 Section 22 of the Canadian Trademarks Act, depreciation of a registered trademark’s goodwill, is a potentially powerful yet generally under-utilized...

Jennifer Ponton.


USMCA v NAFTA: What’s changed and what it means for IP in Canada

USA, Mexico, Canada - October 2 2018 After more than a year of negotiations, Canada reached a new free-trade agreement with Mexico and the United States Minutes before the midnight...

David Schwartz.


You don’t need to build it for them to come: Federal Court affirms trademark “use” for services does not require bricks and mortar business in Canada

Canada - September 13 2018 Non-Canadian hoteliers have reason for celebration following the release of the Federal Court of Canada’s anticipated decision in Hilton Worldwide...

Nora Labbancz.


No store, no problem: Federal Court’s broad interpretation of “use” an advantage for non-Canadian retail trademark owners

Canada - August 7 2018 Non-Canadian retailers can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the Federal Court of Canada’s decision in Dollar General Corporation v 2900319 Canada...

Jamie-Lynn Kraft.


Canadian Council of Professional Engineers fails to prevent registration of 'engineering' mark

Canada - February 19 2014 Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has recently dealt the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) another blow against its strategy of...