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By John McKeown
For those who are interested in recent cases and developments relating to copyright and related matters there have been a number of developments since the last entry.
By Georgea Wolfe
Watch Georgea Wolfe as she discusses the acquisition of a business through a series of videos. This is the first video and it deals with Structuring the Deal and The Nature of the Business.
By John McKeown
The adoption and use, and the registration of certain types of marks, is prohibited by the Trademarks Act. Subsection 9(1) of the Act ...
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court raises some interesting points concerning when marks are confusing and opposition practice.
By John McKeown
Oracle America Inc.'s claims against Google Inc. are back in the news again. At one point it appeared that Google would succeed with its fair use defense. However, Oracle has recently scored a significant victory.
By John McKeown
In July of 2017 we discussed the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada of Equustek Solution Inc. v. Google Inc. Typically a decision of the Supreme Court of Canda is the last word but not in this case.
By John McKeown
American Express clears, registers, maintains, licenses and defends the trademarks of the American Express group of companies in Canada.
By John McKeown
A certification mark is a specialized type of trademark used to distinguish goods or services which comply with a defined standard, in contrast to a trademark used to distinguish goods or services ...
By John McKeown
The Hague Agreement is an international registration system that allows patent and industrial design owners to obtain protection for industrial designs in designated member countries, which are known as "Contracting Parties".
By John McKeown
The distinctiveness of a trademark may change. An initially non-distinctive mark may acquire distinctiveness and a registration may be obtained.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit raises some interesting issues concerning the copyright in a photograph
By John McKeown
The decision provides a review of what should be considered in determining when a court has jurisdiction concerning trademark related claims on the Internet.
By John McKeown
In previous articles we discussed the top trademark and copyright cases of 2017.
By John McKeown
Assurancia, Inc. is an insurance broker and financial services firm.
By John McKeown
Once it has been decided to protect a trademark by obtaining a trademark registration, the requirements of the Trade-marks Act need to be considered.
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