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London Olympic Brand Under Fire

Posted by Larry Munn on June 7th, 2007

We recently reported on concerns that the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Games has regarding ambush marketing.  Ambush marketing occurs when persons who are not properly licensed, market their wares and services in a manner which suggests a connection with the Games, often resulting in trade-mark infringement of protected Olympic marks. Now it appears the that London Organizing Committee for the [...]

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DIRT SHIRT Airs Dirty Laundry

Posted by Larry Munn on June 6th, 2007

In Coastal Culture Inc. v. Wood Wheeler Inc., Coastal appealed a decision of the Registrar rejecting its opposition to the registration of the trademark DIRT SHIRT by Wheeler.  Wheeler applied to register the trademark DIRT SHIRT based upon use in association with its wares and services since May 1997.  Coastal opposed on the basis that Wheeler’s alleged use of [...]

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Recent Trademark Court Decisions

Posted by Larry Munn on May 24th, 2007

There were three recent trademark decisions from the Canadian courts that readers may find of interest: Expungement Allowed - In Candrug Health Solutions Inc. v. Thorkelson, Candrug and Pharmawest commenced identical applications and sought expungement of the respondent’s trade-marks in Federal Court. The proceedings were consolidated and Candrug discontinued its application. Therefore, Pharmawest was the sole [...]

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