Archive for the "Registration" Category

Establishing a Trademark’s Distinctiveness: Recent Case Law

Posted by Larry Munn on June 18th, 2007

In Cross-Canada Auto Body Supply (Windsor) Limited v. Hyundai Motor America, the Applicant (the reseller of automotive parts and accessories and the Defendant in an ongoing trademark action brought by the Respondent) sought to expunge five of the Respondent’s trademark registrations: HD Design, HD & HYUNDAI Design, HMC Design, HYUNDAI and SONATA. In 1985 the [...]

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Wine Trademark Trends

Posted by Larry Munn on April 13th, 2007

We recently reported on the increased appearance of creative trademarks for wine, based on applications to the Canadian Trade-marks Registrar over the last few months. Thanks to the creative talents of wine marketing trendsetters like B.C.’s own Bernie Hadley-Beauregard of Brandever Strategies, this movement appears to be continuing. Recent applications include some animal references such [...]

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Real Estate Development And Trademarks – The Sequel

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 29th, 2006

Readers of this blog who read our posting on November 23, 2006, may be interested in an article published on, the portal site of our firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group, which discusses in more depth the trademark issues that Real Estate Developers should be aware of.

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