Archive for the "Foreign Protection" Category

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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Window of Opportunity: Extra savings on CTM applications until May 1, 2009

Posted by Tasha Coulter on April 21st, 2009

While not, strictly speaking, a Canadian trade-mark issue, many Canadian trade-mark owners will be interested in this limited time opportunity to save money while obtaining protection for their marks in the European Union. The official fees for European Union Community Trade-mark (“CTM”) applications are being reduced by about 40% (from EU 1,600 to EU 900). [...]

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Psion’s NETBOOK Trademark Under Fire

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 2nd, 2009

The dispute over Psion’s NETBOOK trademark registrations has crept further into the mainstream, following recent decisions by Dell and Intel to take legal action against Psion in the US. For those of you who missed it, Psion is a mobile computing device manufacturer whose head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Psion holds registrations for [...]

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