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Cannabis Trademark Filings Continue To Rise In Canada, Along With Legal Disputes
As the cannabis sector continues to grow, there has been an increase in trademark filings—175% growth from March 2018—with a rise in legal disputes accompanying the trend.
Canada
4 Jul 2019
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Long Time Coming: New Trademarks Act Coming Into Force June 2019
Nearly five years after receiving royal assent, amendments to the Trademarks Act will come into force on June 17, 2019.
Canada
26 Nov 2018
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The GILTI Regime And The Changing Face Of U.S. Tax Rules
In 2017, the U.S. Congress enacted landmark tax legislation known informally as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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The USMCA: Good News For Intellectual Property Rights Holders
Canada's current intellectual property laws, including the imminent amendments to the Trademarks Act and Industrial Designs Act, are largely compliant with the obligations imposed by the USMCA.
Canada
17 Oct 2018
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Canada's New Intellectual Property Strategy Announced
The Government of Canada plans to invest $85.3 million in the IP Strategy over the next five years.
Canada
2 May 2018
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Free Trade Deal Reached After 11 Countries Sign CPTPP
The 11 countries part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signed the deal on March 8 in Santiago, Chile.
Canada
14 Mar 2018
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Unique Designs Must Also Be Distinctive: Recent Ruling Of The Trademarks Opposition Board
The principal function of a trademark is to enable consumers to distinguish one's goods or services from those of a competitor in the marketplace.
Canada
28 Jul 2017
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Keyword Advertising May Be Confusing After All
recent decision by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, in a reversal of a 2015 British Columbia Supreme Court ruling (as we previously reported here)...
Canada
24 Feb 2017
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New Laws For Québec Signage
In another step towards implementing French language signage rules, the Government of Québec has announced that modifications to the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business...
Canada
30 Nov 2016
10
De nouvelles règles sur l'affichage au Québec
Faisant un nouveau pas vers la mise en œuvre de règles sur l'affichage en français, le gouvernement du Québec a annoncé que des modifications au Règlement sur la langue du commerce et des affaires de la Chartes...
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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New Québec French Language Storefront Signage Rules Proposed
The Québec government announced draft regulations on May 4 that will require businesses to prominently feature "a sufficient presence of French" on any public signage in which non-French trademarks appear.
Canada
24 May 2016
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B.C. Supreme Court Rules On Keyword Dispute
As online advertising changes the marketing landscape, the use of sponsored links and keyword advertising is testing the scope of trademark rights.
Canada
28 Oct 2015
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Québec Court Of Appeal Reaffirms Use Of Non-French Trademarks On Business Signs
In 2012, a group of international retailers filed a motion in the Superior Court of Québec seeking a declaration that their use of non-French trademarks did not infringe the Charter.
Canada
17 Jun 2015
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New Border Enforcement Program In Place As Part Of Canada’s Anti-Counterfeiting Regime
On December 9, 2014, Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (the Act), received Royal Assent, becoming part of Canadian law.
Canada
29 Jan 2015
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Significant Changes To Canada’s Trademark Laws On The Horizon
On June 19, 2014, Bill C-31, which amends the Trade-marks Act among other things, received royal assent.
Canada
7 Aug 2014
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Look Before You Leap: Pre-Canadian Launch Regulatory Considerations For U.S. Companies
Deciding whether or not to launch a food, drug, medical device, dietary supplement or cosmetic product in Canada involves a number of considerations.
Canada
20 May 2014
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Superior Court Clarifies Registered Trademarks On Business Signs Fall Within Language Exemption In Quebec
On April 10, the Quebec Superior Court released its decision on a challenge against a policy regarding use of non-French trademarks on storefront signs.
Canada
12 May 2014
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IP Legislation Update
The Canadian government recently tabled a number of treaties involving intellectual property in the House of Commons and reintroduced Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
Canada
12 Mar 2014
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Supreme Court of Canada Overturns Lower Court Decisions In Masterpiece v. Alavida Lifestyles
On May 25, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc., confirming that Canada’s trademark regime is based on firstto- use rather than first-to-file principles.
Canada
31 May 2011
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Injunctions In The IP Context: Managing The Process
When one seeks injunctive relief in an IP case, it is crucial to evaluate and obtain sufficient evidence to answer the tripartite test: evidence of loss of goodwill, reputation, permanent loss of market share and depreciation of a trademark’s value and distinction are among the types of loss or damages that have been accepted as being "irreparable" and therefore enable counsel to obtain this rare but effective injunctive relief.
Canada
26 May 2011
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