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By John McKeown
In November of 2017 we discussed a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal concerning a claim for trademark infringement. The Court referred two issues to the trial Judge.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court expunged the registration of a trademark on the grounds the mark was not distinctive at the time the proceedings were brought ...
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court helps to clarify what needs to be shown to establish trademark use in an online context.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of a judge of the Federal Court allowed an appeal from a decision of the Hearing Officer of the Trademark Opposition Board,...
By John McKeown
The definition of a "trademark" in the Trademarks Act is of fundamental importance. The new definition of "trademark" provides that a "trademark"
By John McKeown
For those who are interested in recent cases and developments concerning copyright and related matters, there have been several developments since the last entry.
By John McKeown
Any business owner should understand how the trademark system works. In Canada, the Trademarks Act applies to a trademark
By John McKeown
In January 2018 we discussed this bar to the registration of trademarks in Canada.In January 2018 we discussed this bar to the registration of trademarks in Canada.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal raises interesting issues relating to the transfer of a trademark.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court has confirmed a general approach concerning section 45 proceedings
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court emphasizes the need for evidence of actual confusion in an action for infringement.
By John McKeown
Recently the lawsuit commenced by Kawhi Leonard against Nike and Nike's response has attracted significant attention.
By John McKeown
Although much has been said concerning global brands, the fact remains there are relatively few of them. It has been observed that despite the alleged homogenization of the world market
By John McKeown
A judge of the Federal Court recently granted an interim injunction in a case involving patent infringement. This is very unusual.
By John McKeown
The conventional wisdom in the branding world is to maintain a brand name without change. However, because of changes in the way a company does business,
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