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Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Commons

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 28th, 2014

The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 27, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many other countries. The Treaties tabled are as follows: the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the [...]

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Punitive Damages: Trademark and Copyright Infringement

Posted by Larry Munn on May 16th, 2013

The most recent case from the Federal Court continues the Court’s tough stance with respect to trademark and copyright infringement in Canada.  In Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group LLC v. Manoukian, the Court awarded significant compensatory and punitive damages against the Defendant company and its principal. The Plaintiffs, H-D Michigan, LLC (“MI”), Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC [...]

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Is There a Trademark Enforcement App For That?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on October 13th, 2010

News today that Apple is about to obtain a US trademark registration for “THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT”. Filed in 2009, Apple’s initial application covered both wares and services.  However, following a recent division and filing of evidence of use, the USPTO approved the registration of the mark for use in association with retail store [...]

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