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Amendments to Trade-marks Act Re-introduced in Parliament

Posted by Larry Munn on October 29th, 2013

On October 28, 2013, the government introduced Bill C-8, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.  The short title of Bill C-8 is the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.  Bill C-8 is the same as Bill C-56 which was introduced in the previous session of [...]

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Significant Amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act Closer To Reality

Posted by Neil Melliship on March 2nd, 2013

Canada’s federal Government introduced Bill C-56 on March 1, 2013 – the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.   The primary focus of this Bill is to improve the ability of copyright and trade-mark owners to combat the manufacture, importation, sale and distribution of counterfeit goods in Canada.   While the primary focus of the Bill is on counterfeit goods, the Bill [...]

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In Honour of Black Friday – Big Brand Retailers Fight Quebec Language Law

Posted by Neil Melliship on November 23rd, 2012

CBC reports that a group of  well-known retailers, including  WALMART, COSTCO and BESTBUY, are taking the Quebec Government’s French language watchdog to Court over its recent requirement that all retailers have signs that include either a generic French name or add a slogan or explanation to reflect what they are selling.  For example, rather than featuring [...]

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