Archive for the "Branding" Category

Restaurant Trademarks: Worth their Salt?

Posted by Larry Munn on January 24th, 2011

The Globe and Mail is reporting on a dispute that has arisen between Vancouver’s Salt Tasting Room, which opened in 2006, and Toronto’s Salt Wine Bar, which opened in the summer of 2010.  The owner of the Vancouver Tasting Room apparently appealed to the Toronto Wine Bar owners to change their name, but without success.  This dispute highlights the [...]

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Survey On Preparation For New gTLDs

Posted by Neil Melliship on August 25th, 2010

A survey is now being conducted by World Trademark Review (WTR), seeking input from marketing and trademark professionals as to their views on how industry is preparing for the impact of the new generic top level domains (gTLD) that ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) appears to be pushing forward with.    The [...]

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Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act amended

Posted by Karen Monteith on December 29th, 2009

An Order in Council has amended Schedule 2 of the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act to add 38 new marks to the prohibited marks list. As noted in an earlier post, section 3 of the Act prohibits any person from adopting or using in connection with a business, as a trademark or otherwise, any mark [...]

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