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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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Maple Melee Meets End?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on August 5th, 2009

There is an update available to an earlier story we blogged concerning an ongoing dispute between American Clothing Associates SA and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM).  We previously reported that a mark integrating Canada’s well-known maple leaf symbol could not be registered in the CTM because it contained the maple leaf, [...]

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Maple Leaf Melee

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on June 2nd, 2009

A recent CTM case concerning an iconic Canadian symbol caught our attention. The dispute between American Clothing Associates SA and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (“OHIM” – the body that administrates the Community Trademark System) focuses upon the Canada’s well-known maple leaf symbol–stylized versions of which appear as part of our own [...]

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