With James Longwell
The Federal Court of Canada recently released a decision on the infringement and validity of two designs registered under the Industrial Design Act. In Bodum USA Inc. et al v. Trudeau Corporation (1889) Inc., 2012 FC 1128 (Bodum), Boivin J. dismissed the plaintiffs’ infringement action and allowed the defendant’s counterclaim of invalidity, expunging the industrial designs from the register.