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Trademark Statistics: Another Year in Review

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 17th, 2009

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office released its 2007-8 Annual Report a few weeks back.  A few highlights: over 47,500 applications were filed in the twelve month period ending March 31, 2008, reflecting nearly a 5% increase over the previous year Canada remains the most common country of applicant origin, with over 20,000 applications filed; the [...]

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JAVACAFÉ: Clearly Descriptive in the French Language

Posted by Larry Munn on February 24th, 2009

Following up on an earlier blog posting, we note that the Supreme Court of Canada has refused leave to appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in Shell Canada Limited v. P.T. Sari Incofood Corporation.  The Court of Appeal earlier concluded that JAVACAFÉ when sounded as two words was clearly descriptive, in French, of [...]

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Canadian Law Blog Awards: the 2008 Clawbies

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on December 31st, 2008

I am happy to report that this blog has been selected as the “Best Practitioner Support Blog” in the 2008 Clawbies – the Canadian Law Blog Awards.  We are delighted to be recognized for our efforts, particularly given the number of excellent law blogs in Canada. This award caps off a banner year for us [...]

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