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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...


SC denies request for leave to appeal decision preventing sale of no-name cigarettes

Canada - April 23 2013 The Supreme Court of Canada has denied Philip Morris's request for leave to appeal the precedent-setting decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in...


Harley-Davidson awarded over C$100,000 in counterfeiting case

Canada - March 21 2013 The Federal Court of Canada has, for several years, displayed its willingness to crack down on counterfeiters. In Harley-Davidson Motor Company v...