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Wait… "GOOGLE" Is Not A Generic Word?
A trademark can suffer "genericide" when it becomes so commonly used that it transforms from a unique brand name into a generic word which is synonymous with a product or service.
Canada
12 Jul 2017
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The Advisor: Best Practices For Display Of A Trademark On Software
Xylem Water Solutions Manufacturing Alberta ("Xylem") was the owner of the registered Canadian trademark AQUAVIEW in association with software for water treatment plants and pump stations.
Canada
12 Apr 2017
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Best Practices for Display of a Trademark
Xylem Water Solutions Manufacturing Alberta ("Xylem") was the owner of the registered Canadian trademark AQUAVIEW in association with software for water treatment plants and pump stations.
Canada
31 Mar 2017
4
VCC vs. VCC: Where's The Confusion?
Where the website is clearly identified without the use of any of the competitor's trademarks, then there will be no confusion.
Canada
16 Feb 2017
5
"Place Of Origin" As A Trademark In Canada
The Canadian trademarks office has released a Practice Notice in order to clarify current practice with respect to applying the descriptiveness analysis to geographical names.
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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Use Of A Trademark On Software In Canada
Xylem Water Solutions is the owner of the registered Canadian trademark AQUAVIEW in association with software for water treatment plants and pump stations.
Canada
9 Nov 2016
7
Trader Joe's vs. Irate Joe's
In a long-running battle between Trader Joe's and _Irate Joe's (formerly Pirate Joe's, a purveyor of genuine Trader Joe's products in Vancouver, B.C.), the US Circuit Court of Appeals recently weighed in.
Canada
26 Oct 2016
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Happy Birthday… In Trademarks
ipbog.ca turns 10 this month. It's been a decade since our first post in October 2006 and to commemorate this milestone …since no-one else will… let's have a look at IP rights and birthdays.
Canada
14 Oct 2016
9
Brexit's Impact On IP Rights
The UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has released a helpful 12-page summary entitled The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property.
Canada
3 Oct 2016
10
Craft Beer Trademarks (Part 2)
In Part 1 we noted the growth in the craft beer industry in Canada and the U.S., and how this has spawned some interesting trademark disputes.
Canada
28 Sep 2016
11
Craft Beer Trademarks (Part 1)
Canadians drink a lot of beer. The number of licensed breweries in Canada has risen 100% over the past five years to over 600.
Canada
23 Sep 2016
12
Oh Canada! … in Trademarks
In honour of Canada Day tomorrow (for our American readers, that's the equivalent of Independence Day, with the beer, hotdogs and fireworks, but without the summer blockbuster movie to go along with it), here is our venerable national anthem… in trademarks:
Canada
30 Jun 2016
13
Trademark Series: Words In A Foreign Language
A word that clearly describes a particular product or service cannot function as a trademark for that product or service. The Trademarks Act phrases this idea in a more formal way...
Canada
24 Jun 2016
14
BREXIT and IP Rights for Canadian Business
Yesterday UK voters elected to approve a withdrawal from the EU. What does this mean for Canadian business owners who have intellectual property (IP) rights in the UK?
Canada
24 Jun 2016
15
IP Infringement Claim Against Canadian Company Stays in U.S.
Where should a lawsuit be heard? Canada? The US? In other posts we discuss the idea of a "choice of law" and "forum selection" clauses in contracts.
Canada
12 May 2016
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Trademark Series: Confusion (Part 2)
So much confusion, so little time. The Trade-marks Act teaches us that the use of one trade-mark causes confusion with another trade-mark if the use of both trade-marks in the same area would likely lead to the inference that the products associated with those trade-marks emanate from the same person.
Canada
27 Apr 2016
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Trademark Series: Confusion (Part 1)
A interesting Report on Business article by the founder of a Canadian business is useful as a cautionary tale about brand confusion ...
Canada
21 Apr 2016
18
Trademark Series: Deviations!
The adage "use it or lose it" captures the essence of the ongoing requirement to put a trademark into commercial use.
Canada
13 Apr 2016
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Trademark Series: Can A Geographical Name Be A Trademark?
Let's take an example. Is the word PARIS registrable as a trademark in Canada? A quick search of the registry shows that there are over 250 registered marks which contain the word PARIS for everything from jewelry to software to real estate management services.
Canada
30 Mar 2016
20
Trademark Series: Famous Marks in Canada
Adidas, Veuve Clicquot, Barbie... When is a mark considered "famous" in Canada, and do famous marks enjoy special protection?
Canada
22 Mar 2016
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