Archive for the "Protection & Enforcement" Category

Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulations

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 1st, 2014

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November 30, 2014.   As quoted in CIPO’s press release: “The proposed regulatory amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations are required to enable Canada to accede to the Singapore Treaty on the [...]

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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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