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Selecting and protecting a great brand name

Canada - June 18 2013 Consumers are faced with a multitude of product choices. Typically they seek to reduce the complexity of their buying decisions by focusing on key

No Copyright in Facts

Canada - May 13 2016 The plaintiff made a documentary regarding the courageous actions of a Polish-Catholic woman during the Second World War in a town occupied by German

Abusive bosses be forewarned

Canada - June 7 2013 The days of having to grin and bear the abusive boss are over. When Anna Stamos's boss kicked down her door and threatened her, she walked out of her

Reputation or goodwill

Canada - March 5 2013 It is essential for a plaintiff in any action for passing off to satisfy the court of the existence of goodwill or reputation in a particular

Recent developments concerning survey evidence

Canada - January 30 2013 A recent decision of a U.K court concerning survey evidence may provide a view of where Canadian courts will be going in the future. The Supreme

Enforcing Rights

Canada - June 2 2016 In some cases there may be no alternative but to enforce a brand owner’s rights against third parties. Each case turns on its facts and the rights in

Federal Court of Appeal Takes a Firm Stance against Counterfeiters

Canada - May 13 2016 The appellant in this case was involved in the sale of counterfeit Chanel merchandise. In 2006 two previous actions were commenced against the

More Confusion Concerning Stripes

Canada, European Union - May 13 2016 The Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Union’s highest court, has recently found that a trademark consisting of two parallel

Developing a Filing Strategy for Industrial Designs

United Kingdom - May 13 2016 In November of 2013 we discussed a trial decision in an industrial design case that dealt with a novel yet important issue of law. Since that time

No Copyright in Facts

Canada - May 13 2016 The plaintiff made a documentary regarding the courageous actions of a Polish-Catholic woman during the Second World War in a town occupied by German