Archive for the "Trade-mark Oppositions" Category

DIRT SHIRT Airs Dirty Laundry

Posted by Larry Munn on June 6th, 2007

In Coastal Culture Inc. v. Wood Wheeler Inc., Coastal appealed a decision of the Registrar rejecting its opposition to the registration of the trademark DIRT SHIRT by Wheeler.  Wheeler applied to register the trademark DIRT SHIRT based upon use in association with its wares and services since May 1997.  Coastal opposed on the basis that Wheeler’s alleged use of [...]

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March 2007 Case Law

Posted by Larry Munn on April 3rd, 2007

There were four decisions from the Canadian courts in March that readers may find of interest. Expungement Allowed – In Emall.ca Inc. et al. v. Cheap Tickets and Travel Inc. the applicant sought expungement of the respondent’s trademarks in Federal Court after the respondent commenced an action in the British Columbia Supreme Court for infringement. [...]

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iPhone Trademark Dispute Goes Canadian

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 29th, 2007

In an update to our January 11, 2007 posting on Apple Computer Inc.’s troubles with it’s proposed iPhone trademark in the U.S. and Canada, Toronto based Comwave Telecom Inc. is continuing with it’s opposition to Apple’s application to register the iPhone mark in Canada on a proposed use basis. Even though Comwave filed its application [...]

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