Archive for the "Branding" Category

Limey! Another Beer Battle a-Brewing

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on September 1st, 2009

News today that another battle is brewing in Canada’s notoriously litigious beer industry: Waterloo’s Brick Brewing Co. Ltd.–makers of Canadian beer brands Laker, Formosa, Red Cap, Red Baron and Waterloo–has been sued by Anheuser-Busch Co. and Labatt Brewing Co. over its labels for its Red Baron Lime beer product. In the suit filed August 28 [...]

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Proactive registrations can save money

Posted by Karen Monteith on August 31st, 2009

According to a recent study by the domain management and brand protection company Corporation Service Company (CSC), more money is being spent on reclaiming domain names from third parties through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) than if brand owners had registered the domains proactively. Under the study, all UDRP cases filed between January 2000 and [...]

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High Hurdles to Olympic Trade-mark Use

Posted by Tasha Coulter on August 13th, 2009

With six months left until the start of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, it seems appropriate to highlight another story involving Olympic trademarks.  The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) is not the only Olympic Committee vigilantly monitoring the use of Olympics related trade-marks.  A recent bulletin chronicles the steps taken by the US Olympic Committee to protect the word OLYMPIC [...]

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