Archive for the "Foreign Protection" Category

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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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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