Archive for the "Trade-mark Oppositions" Category

Certification Mark Under the Trade-marks Act Refused: Evidence of Use by Others

Posted by Larry Munn on August 16th, 2010

In Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus v.  Les Producteurs Laitiers du Canada et al. the Federal Court set aside two decisions of the Registrar of Trade-marks, but allowed a third to stand in part, which was sufficient to prevent registration of the Applicant’s certification mark, HALLOUMI, in association with cheese. [...]

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Beer, Trademarks and the Jurisdiction of the Opposition Board

Posted by Larry Munn on June 9th, 2010

Molson Canada 2005 v. Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated, a decision of the Federal Court and another case in an ongoing “beer war”, provides an interesting analysis of the jurisdiction of the Opposition Board. The Opponent before the Opposition Board, Molson, through a predecessor in title, held the registered trademark for the label for Standard Lager: (“the Standard [...]

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“Bad Faith” Decisions Bad News for Trademark Applicants?

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on May 11th, 2010

The following article, authored by Jeffrey Vicq, was originally posted on the IPilogue—a co-operative blog hosted on the IP Osgoode website of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Those of us who provide trademark prosecution and counselling services—and particularly those of us who work with clients that have multi-national trademark portfolios—know that clients are sensitive [...]

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