Archive for 2008

Canadian Law Blog Awards: the 2008 Clawbies

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on December 31st, 2008

I am happy to report that this blog has been selected as the “Best Practitioner Support Blog” in the 2008 Clawbies – the Canadian Law Blog Awards.  We are delighted to be recognized for our efforts, particularly given the number of excellent law blogs in Canada. This award caps off a banner year for us [...]

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Depreciation A Possible Ground in Opposition Proceedings

Posted by Larry Munn on December 10th, 2008

In Parmalat Canada Inc. v. Sysco Corporation, the Federal Court allowed an application by Parmalat to set aside the Trade-mark Opposition Board’s refusal to amend a statement of opposition to include an additional ground of opposition. Sysco had filed an application on May 3, 2002 to register the trademark, BLACK DIAMOND, in association with various [...]

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Copyright? Wrong! Oshawa Councillor Misses the “Mark”

Posted by Tasha Coulter on December 9th, 2008

An Oshawa, Ontario Regional Councillor, Robert Lutczyk, recently made a brazen attempt to claim copyright in the name “University of Ontario Institute of Technology”. Lutczyk registered copyright in the name of the University and then tried to use his registration to prevent the publication "Oshawa This Week" from using the name in an article, threatening [...]

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