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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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Bigger! Better! Wares and Services Manual Expands

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on May 5th, 2011

After a long wait, Canadian practitioners were delighted to learn this morning that CIPO has finally approved and activated more than 12,000 new entries in the Wares and Services Manual. By way of background, in 2009 CIPO signed a memorandum of co-operation with the United States Patent and Trademarks Office, the Japan Patent Office and [...]

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