Archive for the "Famous Marks" 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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I Hear You Calling – Sound Mark Applications Now Being Accepted

Posted by Neil Melliship on March 28th, 2012

In a reversal of it’s long held position, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has today announced that it is now accepting applications to register sound marks.  This announcement apparently comes as a result of ongoing Federal Court of Canada proceedings regarding an application filed in 1992 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) to register as a trade-mark [...]

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Trademark Interlocutory Injunction Denied to Target

Posted by Larry Munn on October 11th, 2011

In Target Brands Inc. v. Fairweather Ltd., the Federal Court of Canada refused to grant the interlocutory injunction sought by the American retail chain, this recent application being part of a continuing battle. In 2002, Target’s counsel initiated proceedings under s. 45 of the Trade-Marks Act to cancel INC’s trade-mark registration for TARGET APPAREL. The [...]

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