Archive for the "Registration" Category

Latest Olympics Trademark Dust Up Is Of Anthemic Proportions

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 25th, 2008

A Canadian Press Story today reports that the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (VANOC) has recently filed applications with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) to register the phrases WITH GLOWING HEARTS and DES PLUS BRILLIANTS EXPLOITS as trademarks. These applications are filed based on proposed use in Canada in association [...]

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Hyundai Keeps On Motoring

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on September 19th, 2008

An update on a battle we previously blogged about: the fight between, in one corner, Hyundai Auto Canada, a division of Hyundai Motor America (“Hyundai Canada”); and in the other corner, Cross Canada Auto Body Supply (West) Limited, Cross Canada Auto Body Supply (Windsor) Limited and AT Pac West Auto Parts Enterprise Ltd. (together, for [...]

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Trademark Use Not to Be Inferred: Section 45

Posted by Larry Munn on September 18th, 2008

In past blogs, we have discussed various Federal Court decisions made pursuant to section 45 of the Trade-marks Act, which is intended to be a summary and expeditious procedure for cleaning up the trade-mark register of trade-marks that have fallen into disuse. In Grapha-Holding AG v. Illinois Tool Works Inc. the Federal Court, Trial Division [...]

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