This case related to the “Grail Message” and symbols related to it which were registered as trade marks by The Foundation of the Grail Movement – Canada.

Drolet rewrote a version of the work causing the defendants to demand he cease distributing his version of the work alleging that the work was a substantial copy of the translation of the original work. Drolet proceeded with an action to expunge certain trade marks and there was a counterclaim by the defendants for trade mark infringement and for infringement of copyright.

The court held that the trade mark for the title of the book was invalid because it was inherently descriptive, not because it conveys information on the content of the work but because it is the only way to identify the book in question.