Archive for the "Branding" Category

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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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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