Archive for 2008

Bank Brands Going Bust?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on October 22nd, 2008

A few weeks ago, we reported on the results of Interbrand’s 2008 Best Global Brands Survey, observing that the survey’s big losers, year-over-year, were financial services companies. Of course, conditions in that industry have deteriorated significantly since then, so it is no surprise to see that Wachovia Corp. announced a $23.9 billion-dollar quarterly loss earlier [...]

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Intersection of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Trademarks and the Arts

Posted by Karen Monteith on October 21st, 2008

According to a recent story, the Vancouver Organizing Committe for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (VANOC) in conjunction with the Artists’ Legal Outreach is conducting a workshop regarding the potential impact of the Olympic and Paralymic Marks Act (the “Act”) on artists’ works that may be critical of the 2010 Olympic Games. Entitled “Running Rings [...]

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Comparing Apple to Apple

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 7th, 2008

A report in the Globe and Mail tells the story of a small Vancouver Island school’s run in with tech heavyweight Apple Inc. in a dispute over the use of the school’s logo. Victoria School of Business and Technology (VSBT) reportedly adopted, three years ago, a logo featuring an apple with a silhouette of a [...]

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