Archive for the "Legislation" Category

Latest Olympics Trademark Dust Up Is Of Anthemic Proportions

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 25th, 2008

A Canadian Press Story today reports that the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (VANOC) has recently filed applications with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) to register the phrases WITH GLOWING HEARTS and DES PLUS BRILLIANTS EXPLOITS as trademarks. These applications are filed based on proposed use in Canada in association [...]

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Canada’s Trademark Opposition Practice Changing Again?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on September 9th, 2008

In case you missed it: the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has commenced a public consultation session concerning possible changes in practice before the Trademark Opposition Board. These proposed changes follow on the heels of – and are likely motivated by – changes introduced to Opposition Board practice last fall. Many practitioners were surprised by those [...]

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Amendment to Trade-marks Act: the Red Crystal Comes to Canada

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 5th, 2008

Though normally a somewhat staid corner of trademark law, prohibited marks have garnered a lot of attention of late particularly as a result of the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, which we commented on in several previous posts. However, the Trade-marks Act itself has been recently amended to add a new entrant to the list [...]

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