Archive for the "Branding" Category

Trade-marks Act Amendments: Put Down That Glass of Canadian Burgundy!

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on January 12th, 2009

On December 31st, while many readers (and writers!) of the Canadian Trademark Blog were likely raising a glass to celebrate the New Year, long-awaited amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act quietly came into force.  The changes pertain to Section 11.1 of the Act which deals with geographic indications.  In particular, the amendments eliminated several terms [...]

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Copyright? Wrong! Oshawa Councillor Misses the “Mark”

Posted by Tasha Coulter on December 9th, 2008

An Oshawa, Ontario Regional Councillor, Robert Lutczyk, recently made a brazen attempt to claim copyright in the name “University of Ontario Institute of Technology”. Lutczyk registered copyright in the name of the University and then tried to use his registration to prevent the publication "Oshawa This Week" from using the name in an article, threatening [...]

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Canada™: Second Best?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on November 14th, 2008

Continuing on with the recent spate of brand rankings we’ve commented upon recently, news that Canada has been rated the second best global brand in the 2008 FutureBrand Country Brand Index. The Index purports to be a comprehensive study, combining the views of 2,700 business and leisure travelers from nine countries together with expert opinions [...]

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