Archive for the "Protection & Enforcement" Category

CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on August 27th, 2014

CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained by  Europe’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).  TMClass now contains acceptable goods and services descriptions for nearly 40 different jurisdictions [...]

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Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

Posted by Neil Melliship on February 6th, 2014

As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme Court, over allegations that it is infringing on Olympic trademarks through ambush marketing techniques. The COC is seeking an injunction against The North Face and [...]

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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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