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Fruits of her Labour

Posted by Karen Monteith on January 9th, 2007

In true David and Goliath fashion, Michelle Messina, a Canadian director of an educational short film Fruitful Sex, was successful in obtaining registration in Canada for the mark FRUITFUL SEX, despite Fruit of the Loom’s opposition to such application (coverage here). Included in the claimed wares for the mark were T-shirts, which Fruit of the [...]

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New Year – New Regulations

Posted by Karen Monteith on January 4th, 2007

Proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations have been pre-published in the December 23, 2006 issue of Canada Gazette, Part I. Pre-publication of the proposed amendments allows interested parties (and Canadians in general) to review and provide final comments on the amendments. The deadline to submit comments is January 22, 2007. Along with minor amendments, the [...]

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All I want for Christmas is my domain back

Posted by Karen Monteith on December 18th, 2006

Morning Star Games was unaware that their domain name expired in October and was auctioned off by the registrar to the highest bidder. Apparently, the website had continued to function  past the expiry date of the domain registration. The new owner used the domain to link to a pornographic site. Luckily for Morning Star Games, [...]

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