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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8,500 Trademark Lawyers Under One Roof?

Posted by Neil Melliship on May 7th, 2007

As Michael Atkins of the Seattle Trademark Lawyer recently reported, the International Trademark Association (INTA) held its annual meeting in Chicago last week. More than 8,500 trademark professionals were under one very large roof of the McCormick Place Convention Centre. Authors from the Canadian Trademark Blog were also in attendance, running from meetings to receptions [...]

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