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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

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

The best and worst trademark names of 2012

Canada - January 30 2013 From Abarth to Zzzquil, it's been an exciting year in the world of brand naming. Our look at the Top 5 Best and Worst of 2012: THE BEST 5

Copyright in trade mark oppositions

Canada - June 4 2013 A recent decision of the Trade-mark Opposition Board illustrates copyright can be relevant in a trade mark opposition. The Facts Ace Caf&eacute

Wayback to the future of online evidence

Canada - February 1 2013 The Internet already lets you live out a vicarious online life, perhaps more thrilling than your own, through sites like Second Life, Lively or There

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

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

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

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

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