Archive for the "Trade-mark Oppositions" Category

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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A Confusing Trademark VIBE

Posted by Larry Munn on March 31st, 2010

In Vibe Media Group LLC v. Lewis Craig Trading as VIBETRAIN the Federal Court of Canada set aside a decision of the Opposition Board and allowed the opposition to the application to register the mark VIBETRAIN.  The application was based on proposed use in Canada in association with wares and services that included sound recordings, printed promotional [...]

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