Archive for the "Case Law" Category

In Honour of Black Friday – Big Brand Retailers Fight Quebec Language Law

Posted by Neil Melliship on November 23rd, 2012

CBC reports that a group of  well-known retailers, including  WALMART, COSTCO and BESTBUY, are taking the Quebec Government’s French language watchdog to Court over its recent requirement that all retailers have signs that include either a generic French name or add a slogan or explanation to reflect what they are selling.  For example, rather than featuring [...]

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RIM Wins Right To Continue Using BBM Trademark

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 4th, 2012

Research in Motion Ltd. received some good news late last week, in the form of a Federal Court of Canada ruling that allows it to keep the BBM trademark for its popular messenger service.  BBM Canada, a Canadian television and radio research firm  that has been using the BBM mark for 60 years, commenced infringement proceedings [...]

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Trademark Settlement Agreements: Lost in Translation

Posted by Larry Munn on May 11th, 2012

A recent Ontario case is a rare example of parties seeking a judicial interpretation of a trademark settlement agreement.  It also emphasizes the importance of understanding all possible translated meanings of a word before committing to refrain from using any translated versions, a challenge that often arises in a bilingual country. In Skipper Online Services [...]

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