Archive for the "Foreign Protection" Category

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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Consultation by CIPO on Madrid and Singapore Treaties

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 13th, 2010

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently launched a new consultation on possible Canadian accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the Madrid Protocol) and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (the Singapore Treaty). This is not the first time CIPO has looked at the [...]

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