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Canadian Intellectual Property Office News

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 6th, 2008

Good news from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office: in an announcement posted to their website yesterday, CIPO advised that it will soon be making information concerning the status of both Section 45 proceedings and Opposition proceedings available online. Currently, CIPO’s database provides limited information to the public respecting Trademark Opposition proceedings, setting out only the [...]

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Canadian Trademark Registrations Expunged

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on February 25th, 2008

Following up on a case we first told you about in March 2007, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal recently delivered its judgement in the case of Cheap Tickets and Travel Inc. v. Emall.ca Inc. Disputes between these parties have been underway for some time. In 2002, Cheap Tickets obtained Canadian trademark registrations for CHEAP TICKETS [...]

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Judging A Wine By Its Label: A Trademark Issue

Posted by Larry Munn on January 4th, 2008

In Sociedad Agricola Santa Teresa Ltda. et al. v. Vina Leyda Limitada, the Federal Court considered what constitutes a place of origin for wine such that the place name cannot be registered as a trademark. At issue was section 12(1)(b) of the Canadian Trade-marks Act which states that a trademark is not registrable if it [...]

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