Archive for the "Branding" Category

The Source Once Again A Source of Trademark Problems

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 28th, 2006

Circuit City continues to encounter trademark problems in Canada with its chain of retail consumer electronics stores. When Circuit City purchased the chain of 870 plus stores from Radio Shack 18 months ago, it was forced to incur substantial costs to re-brand them as The Source by Circuit City. Now, a smaller chain of photo [...]

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Scotch Distilleries Protest Use Of Glen With Canadian Whisky

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 20th, 2006

The Scotch Whisky Association is battling a Cape Breton distiller of whisky over its use of the word Glen in its trademark. The Association, which represents the owners of well known brands such as Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Glenmorangie, is concerned that consumers will assume that Glen Breton Rare single malt whisky, produced by Glenora Distillery, [...]

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RIM Battles Samsung Over Use of BlackJack

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 12th, 2006

Canadian based Research in Motion is suing Samsung over its use of the mark BlackJack in association with a recently launched smart phone device. The Samsung smart phone competes directly with RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl smart phone. In the lawsuit, filed in California, RIM argues that the BlackJack name will cause confusion with consumers who are [...]

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