Archive for the "Registration" Category

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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Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus is Trademarked

Posted by Larry Munn on December 14th, 2006

We understood it to be well established (at least since 1897 and the New York Sun’s reply to Virginia’s letter) that there is indeed a Santa Claus. Unfortunately, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office seems intent on ignoring this important fact. Paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Trade-marks Act specifically provides that a trademark is not registrable if [...]

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