Archive for 2011

Ontario Teachers Get A Lesson In Trademarks

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 28th, 2011

The Federal Court of Canada has upheld a decision of the Registrar of Trademarks to refuse registration of the mark TEACHERS’ in association with services described as “administration of a pension plan, management and investment of a pension for teachers in Ontario”.  The application to register this mark was filed by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension [...]

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Restaurant Trademarks: Worth their Salt?

Posted by Larry Munn on January 24th, 2011

The Globe and Mail is reporting on a dispute that has arisen between Vancouver’s Salt Tasting Room, which opened in 2006, and Toronto’s Salt Wine Bar, which opened in the summer of 2010.  The owner of the Vancouver Tasting Room apparently appealed to the Toronto Wine Bar owners to change their name, but without success.  This dispute highlights the [...]

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