Archive for 2018

Parliament Tables Proposed Amendments to the Trade-marks Act

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 31st, 2018

On October 29, 2018, the Canadian Parliament tabled, in a surprise to many practitioners, the Budget Implementation Act 2 (Bill C-86), which would amend, among other things, the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Copyright Act. In addition, the bill contains provisions enacting the College of Patent and Trade-mark Agents Act . Proposed amendments to the Trade-marks [...]

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No Hotel in Canada? No Problem – Trademark Owner Maintains Trademark Registration With Hotel Services

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 19th, 2018

The Federal Court of Canada (the “Court”) recently released its decision in Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP v Miller Thomson, 2018 FC 895. In the decision underlying this appeal, the Registrar expunged the Canadian trademark registration for WALDORF-ASTORIA, owned Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP (“Hilton”), on the basis of non-use. The Court allowed the appeal, and found [...]

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Canadian Trademarks Law: 2017 in Review

Posted by Neil Melliship on April 12th, 2018

Our very own Scott Lamb’s annual take on major developments in the world of Canadian trademark law has been recently published in the authoritative Annual Review of Law & Practice. A copy of Scott’s insightful update can be found online here. Notably, one of the biggest highlights from 2017 were the publication of draft regulations [...]

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