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Court Rules SARA Emergency Orders are Valid and Compensation May Be Available
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • September 18 2018

In a recent ruling, the Federal Court of Canada (Court) confirmed the validity of an emergency order that impacts a private housing development in the


Brick-and-Mortar Hotel Not Necessary to Establish Use of Trademark in Association With “Hotel Services” in Canada
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • September 18 2018

The Federal Court (“FC”) confirms that a trademark associated with “hotel services” does not need to have a brick-and-mortar presence in Canada. This


The Scope of the Term “Services” in Association with a Trademark Revisited by the Federal Court
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • September 18 2018

In this decision, the Federal Court (“FC”) confirms that foreign corporations do not need to have a physical store in Canada to establish use of their


Canada’s Federal Court Orders Variation of the Records of the Patent Office to Rectify Mistake in Application
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • September 13 2018

This case touches on the scope of section 52 of the Patent Act ("section 52"). The Federal Court ("FC") explained that an order under section 52


You don’t need to build it for them to come: Federal Court affirms trademark “use” for services does not require bricks and mortar business in Canada
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • September 13 2018

Non-Canadian hoteliers have reason for celebration following the release of the Federal Court of Canada’s anticipated decision in Hilton Worldwide


Is it “common sense” that “hotel services” requires a bricks and mortar hotel in Canada?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 13 2018

There is a new ray of hope for trademark owners with registrations covering hotel services, but without a “bricks and mortar” hotel in Canada. The


Federal Court Allows New Evidence Pursuant to Section 56 of Trade-marks Act, Allows Appeal
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2018

This case illustrates that marks which are merely descriptive of the wares, or of their geographic origin, will generally be awarded less protection -


Protecting fashion: a rounded IP strategy
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 10 2018

Canada presents options for those seeking to protect and enforce rights in luxury brands, including effective mechanisms and alternatives for


Law Firm Removed on Patent Infringement Action Due to Conflict of Interest
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • August 28 2018

The Federal Court (“FC”) disqualified Aitken Klee LLP (“Aitken Klee”) from representing Mr. Maoz Betser-Zilevitch (“Mr. Betser-Zilevitch”) on a motion


Advantages Making the Federal Court of Canada an Increasingly Desirable Forum for Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • August 23 2018

The vast majority of IP litigants in Canada already make the Federal Court their choice of forum. This spring, the Canadian government pledged