Archive for the "Branding" Category

Real Estate Developers Embracing Trademark Protection?

Posted by Larry Munn on November 23rd, 2006

A review of recent Canadian trade-mark filings indicates that some real estate developers in Canada are choosing to protect as trade-marks, not only their company or business names, but also the marks they have chosen for individual developments. Reflecting a more conservative industry, these trade-marks are not as edgy or creative as some of the [...]

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Olympic Trademark Legislation

Posted by Larry Munn on October 27th, 2006

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is seeking legislation from the federal government that will allow it to deal more effectively with persons who misuse Olympic marks. In its annual report released this week, VANOC explains that it is in discussions with Canadian government officials regarding a special [...]

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Creative Trade-marks for Wine

Posted by Larry Munn on September 19th, 2006

Applications to the Canadian Trade-marks Registrar evidence the growing trend towards ever more interesting and entertaining wine labels. Witness the following marks advertised in the Canadian Trade-marks Journal over the course of the last 3 months. Mighty Good Water (Application No. 1,261,728), Eighty Links (Application No. 1,268,597), Dancing Bull (Application No. 1,286,717), Brain Storm (Application [...]

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