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Only in Canada? Official Marks – Public Authorities must be Canadian

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 28th, 2007

The Supreme Court of Canada today released its judgment dismissing with costs the U.S. Postal Services’s application for leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court (Canada Post Corporation v. United States Postal Service).   Canada Post had brought an application for judicial review of the decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks giving public [...]

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Knock Off the Counterfeiting

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 26th, 2007

According to a recent Vancouver Sun front-page headline, Vancouver is the knockoff capital of Canada. The article states that the police are about to put forward a test case that they hope will lead to successful prosecution of cases involving trademark infringement. In an earlier post, we discussed some of the recommendations that the Canadian [...]

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Changes to Canadian Trade-marks Regulations

Posted by Karen Monteith on May 25th, 2007

As an update to an earlier post, the Trade-marks Regulations under Canada’s Trade-marks Act have been amended. Some of the amendments are in force as of June 2, 2007 and some do not come into force until October 1, 2007. We’re pleased to see the revised Regulations include an amendment to the rules relating to [...]

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