Archive for 2006

Real Estate Development And Trademarks – The Sequel

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 29th, 2006

Readers of this blog who read our posting on November 23, 2006, may be interested in an article published on, the portal site of our firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group, which discusses in more depth the trademark issues that Real Estate Developers should be aware of.

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The Source Once Again A Source of Trademark Problems

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 28th, 2006

Circuit City continues to encounter trademark problems in Canada with its chain of retail consumer electronics stores. When Circuit City purchased the chain of 870 plus stores from Radio Shack 18 months ago, it was forced to incur substantial costs to re-brand them as The Source by Circuit City. Now, a smaller chain of photo [...]

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Scotch Distilleries Protest Use Of Glen With Canadian Whisky

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 20th, 2006

The Scotch Whisky Association is battling a Cape Breton distiller of whisky over its use of the word Glen in its trademark. The Association, which represents the owners of well known brands such as Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Glenmorangie, is concerned that consumers will assume that Glen Breton Rare single malt whisky, produced by Glenora Distillery, [...]

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