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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

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

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

French press

Canada, USA - April 3 2013 Bodum USA Inc., and its associated companies (“Bodum”) manufacture and distribute housewares. Bodum owns a Canadian trade mark registration for 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

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

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

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