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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

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

The imperative of workplace investigations

Canada - June 7 2013 When a manager's assistant confides in H.R. that she is being sexually harassed; when staff come forward that they are being abused by their

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

Invoices and trade mark use

Canada - January 30 2013 A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal shows the importance of trade mark "use" although in some cases it can be difficult to determine

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