Archive for the "Famous Marks" Category

You Know The Olympics Are Over When…

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 16th, 2010

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) sent out a reminder today, advising that pursuant to the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act (OPMA), marks and expressions listed on Schedules 2 and 3 of that Act will expire on December 31, 2010.   As a result, commencing on January 1, 2011, CIPO will no longer raise an objection pursuant to Section [...]

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Bonhomme, Maclean’s “meilleurs amis”

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on November 8th, 2010

In an update to a story we shared with you a few weeks ago, a report today that the organizers of the Quebec Winter Carnival and Maclean’s magazine have reached a settlement regarding Maclean’s use of the image of Bonhomme – mascot of the Carnival – as part of a cover image promoting an article [...]

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GLAMOUR’s Appeal Denied

Posted by Tasha Coulter on January 3rd, 2010

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. with respect to the Federal Court’s earlier finding in Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. v. Farelyco Marketing Inc.  As readers of this blog may recall from our earlier post on this topic, the Federal Court had found no likelihood of confusion between [...]

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