Archive for the "Protection & Enforcement" Category

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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Bodum Gets French Pressed by Federal Court In Trademark Dispute

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 18th, 2012

Canada’s Federal Court has recently handed Bodum USA, Inc. (Bodum) another loss in its ongoing fight to enforce its trademark and other intellectual property rights in this country.  In the most recent decision, the Court has found that the Canadian Registration for the trademark FRENCH PRESS is invalid and unenforceable.  This Registration is owned by Pi [...]

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RIM Wins Right To Continue Using BBM Trademark

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 4th, 2012

Research in Motion Ltd. received some good news late last week, in the form of a Federal Court of Canada ruling that allows it to keep the BBM trademark for its popular messenger service.  BBM Canada, a Canadian television and radio research firm  that has been using the BBM mark for 60 years, commenced infringement proceedings [...]

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