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Prior rights and registered intellectual property

European Union - June 7 2018 This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such...

Jian Xu, Jon Parker, Manuela Finger, LL.M, Denis Kolesnikov, Clémence Lapotre, Alice Stagg, Ines Lin, David Aylen.


Brand enforcement in Canada - It's time to get your house in order

Canada - January 26 2018 The trademark landscape in Canada, which will undergo sweeping changes in 2019, has been altered by a recent and significant increase in multi-class...

Monique M. Couture.


Amended Canadian Trademarks Act: road map to implementation

Canada, Global - January 26 2018 Speaking at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada ("IPIC"), Mesmin Pierre, the Director General of the...


Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc.

OECD, Canada, European Union - December 14 2017 As Canadians celebrate 150 years as a nation in 2017, a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. has...


Guide to Doing Business in Canada: Intellectual property

Canada - October 14 2017 Today’s economy is driven by innovation, and the proper protection of innovation is vital. This chapter of Doing Business in...