Archive for the "Branding" Category

Corporate Knights Jousts with Maclean’s

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 22nd, 2009

Maclean’s magazine’s recent June cover story “Canada’s 50 Best Corporate Citizens” has drawn the ire of the magazine Corporate Knights.   Corporate Knights claims that it has been grading corporate citizenship since 2002 and annually releases such rankings under the title  ”Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada”.    As well, Corporate Knights has filed a trade-mark application for the phrase, [...]

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Free iPhone Bike App Sparks Dispute

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on June 4th, 2009

The Montreal Gazette and La Presse each recently reported on the decision by the Stationnement de Montréal (“SdM”) to assert intellectual property rights against the developer of an iPhone application which pinpoints the locations of public-use bicycles made available for rental by the SdM. Sparko.ca developed a free iPhone application called BixiMobile, together with a [...]

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GLAMOUR Mark Fails to Dazzle Federal Court

Posted by Tasha Coulter on May 7th, 2009

The Federal Court recently handed down its decision in Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. v. Farleyco Marketing Inc., an appeal from an earlier decision by the Registrar of Trade-marks that had found no likelihood of confusion between the Farleyco mark GHOULISH GLAMOUR for Halloween cosmetics and eyelash accessories and the Advance mark GLAMOUR used in association [...]

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