Archive for the "Protection & Enforcement" Category

Taco Time takes bite out of Vancouver restaurant

Posted by Karen Monteith on August 28th, 2006

A Vancouver restaurant has received media coverage regarding its alleged trade-mark infringement and its fight against a major fast food chain. Apparently, the restaurant has been using the phrase “Taco Tuesday” for a promotion during the last year. Taco Time Canada Inc. is the registered owner in Canada of the trade-mark TACO TUESDAY and, not [...]

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Only in Canada? .CA Whois Policy will create more uncertainty for Trade-mark owners

Posted by Neil Melliship on August 22nd, 2006

Still catching up on press releases received over the last few weeks. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”) is pushing ahead with implementation of its new Whois Policy despite resistance from trade-mark owners and other IP rights holders. Once implemented (likely in late fall of 2006), an individual Registrant of a .CA domain name will [...]

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Goliaths’ enforcement draws attention

Posted by Karen Monteith on August 16th, 2006

Google has been the subject of recent media coverage regarding its letters sent to media organizations warning them not to use its trade-mark as a verb. While the media reports suggest Google has lost its sense of humour and bloggers poke fun at the examples Google’s lawyers have provided as acceptable usage of the trade-mark, [...]

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