Archive for the "Famous Marks" Category

Trademark Clearinghouse To Help Combat Cybersquatting?

Posted by Neil Melliship on July 17th, 2009

A story earlier this week reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the organization charged with oversight of the Internet, including the creation of new generic top level domains (gTLD’s) – is considering setting up a centralized database of trademarks to help combat cybersquatting and other negative domain name registration [...]

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PETA Clubs Olympics for Anti-Sealing Campaign

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 12th, 2009

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new “spoof” website in its stated bid to convince the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) that it should help in the campaign to end the Canadian seal hunt. It will be interesting to see what response VANOC has to this, presumably unauthorized, use of its trademarks [...]

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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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