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Wine Trademark Trends

Posted by Larry Munn on April 13th, 2007

We recently reported on the increased appearance of creative trademarks for wine, based on applications to the Canadian Trade-marks Registrar over the last few months. Thanks to the creative talents of wine marketing trendsetters like B.C.’s own Bernie Hadley-Beauregard of Brandever Strategies, this movement appears to be continuing. Recent applications include some animal references such [...]

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March 2007 Case Law

Posted by Larry Munn on April 3rd, 2007

There were four decisions from the Canadian courts in March that readers may find of interest. Expungement Allowed – In Emall.ca Inc. et al. v. Cheap Tickets and Travel Inc. the applicant sought expungement of the respondent’s trademarks in Federal Court after the respondent commenced an action in the British Columbia Supreme Court for infringement. [...]

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The Olympic Trademark Debate Continues

Posted by Larry Munn on March 30th, 2007

The Vancouver Sun has followed up yesterday’s article regarding official marks with an article today (Friday, March 30, 2007) regarding the proposed legislation now before the Canadian Parliament. The Sun also includes an editorial referring to the legislation as “overkill”. We previously commented on the basic elements of the legislation.

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