Archive for the "Protection & Enforcement" Category

Famous Marks Protected Once Again

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 2nd, 2006

The U.S. congress has approved an amendment to the Trademark Dilution Act, in a move intended to close a loophole that the U.S. Supreme Court found in a case involving the marks VICTORIA’S SECRET and VICTOR’S LITTLE SECRET. The Trademark Dilution Revision Act will now be sent to the President for signature, which is expected [...]

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David, Goliath And Reverse Confusion

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 18th, 2006

Microsoft is once again at the forefront of a trademark infringement dispute , though this time the David in the story is on a bit weaker ground – it sells construction management software under the FOREFRONT brand and MS recently announced it will begin selling security software under that same brand – so clearly the [...]

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Recent Case Law

Posted by Larry Munn on September 10th, 2006

Summer is a quiet time for the Canadian courts. Looking back at July and August, there are three decisions that deserve a brief summary: In Ratiopharm Inc. v. Laboratories Riva Inc., the Federal Court dismissed the plaintiff’s action alleging infringement of its registered Canadian trade-mark. The plaintiff sold a codeine based cough syrup under the [...]

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