Archive for the "Foreign Protection" Category

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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Trade-marks Act Amendments: Put Down That Glass of Canadian Burgundy!

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on January 12th, 2009

On December 31st, while many readers (and writers!) of the Canadian Trademark Blog were likely raising a glass to celebrate the New Year, long-awaited amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act quietly came into force.  The changes pertain to Section 11.1 of the Act which deals with geographic indications.  In particular, the amendments eliminated several terms [...]

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Red Cross Lawsuit Settled

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on June 19th, 2008

In an earlier post discussing the protection of the Red Crystal in Canada, we noted that the American arm of the Red Cross movement had been sued by Johnson & Johnson over its licensing of the iconic red cross emblem to for-profit companies for use on commercial products. In a pair of court decisions–one released [...]

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