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Damages for Counterfeit Goods – A Significant Award

Posted by Larry Munn on November 26th, 2007

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. et al v. Yang et al. provides a useful analysis of the damages that can be awarded against a Defendant trading in counterfeit goods. In this case, the owners of the well-known brand had been attempting since 2001 to stop the sale of counterfeit goods at K2 Fashions, a Richmond, British [...]

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The Federal Court of Appeal Rules on Appeals from Decisions of the Registrar

Posted by Larry Munn on November 16th, 2007

In Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. The Registrar of Trade-marks, the Federal Court of Appeal refused to interfere with a decision of the Registrar allowing the registration of a trademark, particularly where the Appellant had not exercised another more appropriate remedy. When the trademark at issue was advertised the Appellant requested a two-month extension to file [...]

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Fashionable, But No Injunction

Posted by Larry Munn on November 14th, 2007

In Nada Fashion Design Inc. v. Designs by Nada et al., the Plaintiff sought an interlocutory injunction against the Defendants a few days before the Plaintiff and Defendants were to participate in Toronto’s L’Oréal Fashion Week. The Plaintiff alleged that it had prior use of the trademark NADA, although it had only recently applied to register [...]

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