Archive for the "Foreign Protection" Category

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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Glen Breton vs. Scotch Whisky – Round 1

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 24th, 2007

In a follow up to our posting of December 20, 2006, the Trade-marks Opposition Board has now sided with the Nova Scotia distiller of GLEN BRETON whisky.  In the Opposition Board’s view, members of the public who purchase GLEN BRETON whisky will not be confused into thinking that they are buying Scotch Whisky.  The Scotch [...]

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900,000th Mark Registered Under International Trademark System

Posted by Neil Melliship on November 14th, 2006

A recent press release from WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) heralds the 900,000th registration under the International Trademark System, commonly known as the Madrid Protocol or system. The Madrid system allows an applicant from a signatory country to potentially obtain protection for its mark in up to 77 member countries and the European Union [...]

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