Archive for the "Branding" Category

Trying to Make Sense of Olympic Trademarks

Posted by Larry Munn on March 29th, 2007

The front page of the Vancouver Sun today (Thursday, March 29, 2007) features an interesting article on the official marks registered by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Games (“VANOC”) and the Canadian Olympic Committee. The article notes that VANOC has rights to FRIEND as an official mark and could potentially bring legal [...]

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Roll Up the Lawsuit

Posted by Karen Monteith on March 16th, 2007

Tim Horton’s Inc., known for Timbits and its iconic “roll up the rim” contest, has filed suit against CanWest Global Communications Corp., Standard Radio Inc. and a broadcaster, alleging that publications and broadcasts have damaged the Tim Horton’s trade name, brand and commercial reputation. The suit alleges that a CanWest news report stated that Canadian [...]

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Olympic Trademark Legislation

Posted by Larry Munn on March 5th, 2007

The Canadian government has now come forward with new legislation to prevent unauthorized persons from marketing their wares and services in association the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As noted in an earlier blog, similar legislation has been introduced prior to other Games, including legislation introduced by Italy prior to the 2006 Turin Winter [...]

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