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Supersized Trademark

Posted by Karen Monteith on November 17th, 2006

Friday fun files: KFC, in launching its new logo, unveiled an 87,500 square foot version in the Nevada dessert, claiming it’s the first company whose logo is visible from space. Has KFC raised the bar on launching new logos? What’s more Canadian than beer? Perhaps Molson needs a giant bottle logo  visible from space.

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Domain Tasting Turning Sour?

Posted by Karen Monteith on November 6th, 2006

Will a “re-stocking fee” end domain name tasting? As many know, top-level domain name registrar agreements with ICANN provide for a five-day grace period before the registrars have to pay for the domain names that have been registered with them.  This policy was instituted to protect customers who may have made a mistake in a [...]

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University Trademarks

Posted by Karen Monteith on October 19th, 2006

A recent survey from Statistics Canada indicates that Canadian Universities are doing a good job of commercializing their research and inventions. As Larry Munn writes in Campus Counsel, Universities should also avail themselves of the unique protection available for their marks under Section 9 of the Trade-marks Act.

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