Archive for the "Registration" 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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Official Marks Up For Review

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 11th, 2014

A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act currently sets out a very simple procedure whereby public authorities can attain official mark status for virtually any mark that they have adopted and used.  [...]

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Bodum: Appeal Court Affirms Trademark Distinctiveness Analysis

Posted by Larry Munn on October 25th, 2013

An earlier blog commented on the Federal Court’s decision in  Bodum USA, Inc. v. Meyer Housewares Canada Inc.  Bodum commenced an action for infringement, passing off and depreciation of goodwill against Meyer, which counterclaimed for a declaration that Bodum’s registration was invalid.  Bodum’s action was dismissed and the registration expunged. The Court of Appeal has [...]

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