Archive for the "Registration" Category

CIPO Approves New Wares and Services Descriptions

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 7th, 2011

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) today announced the approval of over 500 new or changed wares (goods) and services descriptions in its online Wares and Services Manual.   This is the Manual that the CIPO Examiners refer to when reviewing applications for registration of trade-marks under the Trade-marks Act (the Act).   Under Section 30(a) of the Act, an [...]

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Supreme Court Has Spoken On Confusion

Posted by Neil Melliship on May 26th, 2011

Following up on a couple of earlier posts on this topic, the Supreme Court of Canada has this morning handed down its decision in the Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles, Inc. case.  This decision has been long awaited as it appears to put to rest a critical issue in relation to the assessment of confusion [...]

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CIPO Wares and Services Manual Contracts Again

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on May 6th, 2011

In an update to this story, this morning CIPO announced its discovery that a number of the entries it added to the Wares and Services Manual as a result of Canada’s participation in the trademark identification harmonization project conducted by the Trilateral Partners do not comply with Canadian trademark requirements. As such, the over 12,000 [...]

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