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Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

Posted by Laura Cojocaru on May 12th, 2016

As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec government announced its intention to make modifications to Québec’s Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (“Regulation”). As [...]

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Federal Court of Appeal considers “special circumstances” in appeal of trade-mark expungement

Posted by Andrew Dixon on April 18th, 2016

In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), the FCA took the rare opportunity to consider an appeal from a section 45 expungement proceeding. In One Group LLC v Gouverneur Inc, the FCA reviewed the Registrar’s decision not to expunge One Group LLC’s (“One Group”) trade-mark registration for STK (the “Mark”) on [...]

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Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

Posted by Andrew Dixon on November 6th, 2015

Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately we are all going to have to wait a little longer. It is now expected that the amendments to the Act which have been [...]

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