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PC v. PC. Pampered Chef Succeeds In Trademark Infringement Battle: Smart & Biggar Prevails At Trial On Behalf Of Pampered Chef
On July 22, 2019, the Federal Court issued its decision in Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company, 2019 FC 961. Pampered Chef, a Berkshire Hathaway company and a world-leader
30 Jul 2019
It's The Final Countdown: Top 10 Changes To Canada's Trademark Law On June 17th
After five years of anticipation, sweeping changes to Canada's trademark law will finally come into force on June 17, 2019
18 Jun 2019
Nice Classification With A Trap – Canada Introduces "Class Top-Up" Fees With No Back Door
With the long awaited changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act and Regulations just around the corner, brand owners should be excited about Canada's alignment with international trademark standards and the new opportunities these changes will bring.
30 May 2019
SAVE MONEY: Renew All Canadian Trademark Registrations Now
In this two-part series, we will discuss important strategies to consider before Canadian trademark law changes on June 17, 2019,
29 Mar 2019
Save Money: File Your Multi-Class Applications In Canada Now
As recently reported, Canadian trademark law will be overhauled on June 17, 2019 with many significant changes, both procedural and substantive, coming into effect.
28 Feb 2019
Year-End Round-Up: Notable Trademark Case Law From 2018
Earlier this month we also issued a round-up of notable patent decisions from the last year, and our 2018 highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP covers decisions on the merits in that space.
4 Feb 2019
Trademarks In Canada: A Year Of Change And Global Harmony
2018 was an exciting year for the trademarks profession in Canada.
4 Feb 2019
What's In A Name? Canada May Have Just Made It More Difficult To Register Name And Surname Marks
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently revised its Practice Notice regarding name and surname objections. The revised Practice Notice can be found here.
15 Jan 2019
Ontario Court Of Appeal Allows Sanofi And Schering To Plead That Federal Court Ramipril Patent Invalidity Decision Was Flawed Due To "Promise Doctrine"
In an action by Apotex for compensation from Sanofi and Schering under the Ontario Statute of Monopolies, U.K. Statute of Monopolies and the Trade-marks Act ...
6 Dec 2018
The Date Is Set: June 17, 2019 — Canada's New Trademark Law Will Be In Force
After years of uncertainty, a date has been finally been set for the implementation of Canada's new trademark law.
21 Nov 2018
Anti-Dilution Remedy Is Not Limited To Registered Trademarks: The Bunny Keeps Going… And Going… And Going
Section 22 of the Canadian Trademarks Act, depreciation of a registered trademark's goodwill, is a potentially powerful yet generally under-utilized weapon for dealing with damaging comparative
16 Nov 2018
We Have Liftoff: Canada's New Industrial Design Regime Has Launched
Today marks an important step in the evolution of the industrial design regime in Canada
12 Nov 2018
New Bill C-86 Introduces Many More Changes To IP Laws
On October 29, 2018, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27
9 Nov 2018
You Don't Need To Build It For Them To Come: Federal Court Affirms Trademark "Use" For Services Does Not Require Bricks And Mortar Business In Canada
Non-Canadian hoteliers have reason for celebration following the release of the Federal Court of Canada's anticipated decision in Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP v Miller Thomson LLP, 2018 FC 895
3 Oct 2018
USMCA v NAFTA: What's Changed And What It Means For IP In Canada
NAFTA came into force on January 1, 1994, creating what was at that time the largest free-trade region in the world.
3 Oct 2018
No Store, No Problem: Federal Court's Broad Interpretation Of "Use" An Advantage For Non-Canadian Retail Trademark Owners
Non-Canadian retailers can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the Federal Court of Canada's decision in Dollar General Corporation v 2900319 Canada Inc, 2018 FC 778
8 Aug 2018
The Date Is Set: This November Canada Implements The Hague Agreement And Rolls Out A Modernized Industrial Design Regime
On June 27, 2018 the Government of Canada published the new Industrial Design Regulations in the Canada Gazette and set November 5, 2018 as the date on which amendments to the Industrial Design Act and Regulations will come into force.
2 Jul 2018
Peering Over The Neighbours' Fence: Key Differences In Trademark Laws Between Canada And The U.S.
As trade talks between Canada and the United States dominate the headlines, it is hard to ignore the strong economic ties between these neighbouring nations.
1 Jun 2018
Quebec Court Declines To Dismiss Claim Under Ontario Statute Of Monopolies For Lack Of Jurisdiction
The balance of Pfizer's motion to dismiss has been deferred to the trial in the liability phase of the proceeding.
25 May 2018
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