Archive for 2007

Our Blogging Team Is Growing

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 24th, 2007

We’re pleased to welcome two new contributors to the Canadian Trademark Blog, namely Niamh Pollak and Jeffrey Vicq. Niamh was called to the Bar in Ireland in 2004 and more recently in British Columbia. As an associate with Clark Wilson LLP’s Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group, her practice will focus on trademark and copyright [...]

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Hockey Nostalgia and Trademarks in Québec

Posted by Niamh Pollak on December 13th, 2007

A recent discussion of the Federal Court of Appeals shows that Québec City’s former National Hockey Team, the Quebec Nordiques, continues to attract the nostalgia of the city’s population. In Accessoires D’Autos Nordiques v. Canadian Tire Corp., the Federal Court of Appeal refused to overturn a Federal Court decision and allowed Canadian Tire’s application to [...]

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More On Section 45

Posted by Larry Munn on December 12th, 2007

Last week we reported on a decision of the Federal Court, Trial Division. The Federal Court of Appeal has also handed down a recent section 45 decision referring to the section as the “‘use it or lose it’ provision for removing ‘deadwood’ from the Register”. In Bereskin & Parr v. Fairweather Ltd. the Court refused [...]

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