Archive for the "Registration" Category

Official Marks: Federal Court Confirms Clear Evidence of Use Required

Posted by Larry Munn on May 14th, 2008

In a recent decision, See You In – Canadian Athletes Fund Corporation v. Canadian Olympic Committee, the Federal Court of Appeal agreed with the decision of the application judge which we reported on last May. The Court of Appeal also concluded that the Canadian Olympic Committee (“the COC”) had not proved use of its official marks, [...]

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Opposition and Expungement Proceeding Info Added to CIPO’s Online Database

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on April 4th, 2008

Following up on an announcement we told you about a few weeks ago, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has now added information respecting pending trademark opposition and Section 45 (summary expungement) proceedings to its online database. Working with the information over the last several days, our experience has been that it is a little out [...]

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Trademark Statistics: The Year in Review

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 14th, 2008

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office released its 2006-7 Annual Report earlier today. The report contains some interesting information: over 45,000 applications were filed in the twelve month period ending March 31, 2007, reflecting a 4% increase over the previous year Canada remains the most common country of applicant origin, with nearly 20,000 applications filed; the [...]

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