Archive for the "Foreign Protection" Category

Trademark Statistics: The Year in Review

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 14th, 2008

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office released its 2006-7 Annual Report earlier today. The report contains some interesting information: over 45,000 applications were filed in the twelve month period ending March 31, 2007, reflecting a 4% increase over the previous year Canada remains the most common country of applicant origin, with nearly 20,000 applications filed; the [...]

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Of London, Lithuania And A Popular Tree

Posted by Neil Melliship on August 30th, 2007

A recent story in the London Free Press shows just how powerful Canadian trade-marks are becoming throughout the world – causing a country half a world away to drop a tree design that it had recently chosen to be the symbol for its latest tourism campaign. A similar tree design is the subject of an [...]

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Only in Canada? Official Marks – Public Authorities must be Canadian

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 28th, 2007

The Supreme Court of Canada today released its judgment dismissing with costs the U.S. Postal Services’s application for leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court (Canada Post Corporation v. United States Postal Service).   Canada Post had brought an application for judicial review of the decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks giving public [...]

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