Archive for the "Branding" Category

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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Non-Use of a Trademark – Evidence of Special Circumstances Required

Posted by Larry Munn on December 24th, 2009

Jose Cuervo S.A. de C.V. v. Bacardi & Company Ltd. and the Registrar of Trade-marks was the second time that Bacardi had sought summary expungement, pursuant to section 45 of the Trade-marks Act, of the trade-mark CASTILLO for use in association with rum. This time, the Federal Court Trial Division agreed with the Registrar and [...]

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VANOC Unravels Cowichan Sweater Trade-mark Tangle

Posted by Tasha Coulter on November 24th, 2009

Members of the Cowichan Tribes had the Vancouver Olympic Committee (VANOC) tied up in knots recently when it accused VANOC of stealing the Cowichan’s traditional sweater design, popularly known as the “Cowichan Sweater”. VANOC had initially asked the Cowichan Tribes to bid on the contract to supply the sweater (which is part of the Team [...]

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