trade-mark

December 6, 2018
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FC Upholds Registrar’s Decision Refusing Confusing Trademark Registration

2018 FC 951 – The FC reiterates that trademarks will not be registered if they are likely to confuse consumers.
November 27, 2018
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Trademark Variants Must Retain Distinctive Features to Show Use of the Registered Mark

2018 FC 941 – The FC confirms that trademark variants must retain distinctive features to demonstrate “use” of the registered Mark.
November 20, 2018
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USMCA, the new NAFTA: what changes we can expect in Canadian IP Law

USMCA – On September 31, 2018, Canada reached a new agreement with the USA and Mexico – here is an overview.
November 15, 2018
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Canada Will Have New Trademark Law Effective June 17, 2019

Changes coming to Canadian trademark law and the requirement to show use of trademark before registration.
November 13, 2018
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Federal Court Confirms That Use of a Trademark Variant May Demonstrate Use of a Trademark

2018 FC 855 – Federal Court confirms licensee’s use of trademark variant constituted use of registered trademark.
November 2, 2018
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Bill C-86 and Its Impact on Trademark and Patent Prosecution

Bill C-86 – The omnibus bill creates ambiguity in authorized representation before the Patent Office and the Office of the Registrar of Trade-marks.
November 1, 2018
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How Canadian Trademark Law Will be Impacted by Bill C-86

Bill C-86 - an overview on its impacts on Canadian trademark law.
September 11, 2018
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Federal Court Allows New Evidence Pursuant to Section 56 of Trade-marks Act, Allows Appeal

2018 FC 853 - The Federal Court allowed Swatch AG’s appeal of a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks allowing Hudson Watch Inc’s opposition to Swatch’s registration of its “iSWATCH” mark.
November 28, 2017
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CIRA Gives Notorious Cybersquatters the Heave-ho

CIRA 344 - CIRA granted Virox its request to have the domain virox.ca transferred from Nameshield to itself, based on the domain being confusingly similar to Virox’s trademarks, Nameshield having registered the domain in bad faith and Nameshield having no legitimate interest in the domain.
November 21, 2017
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Federal Court of Appeal rummages for the truth in Swiss luggage trademarks decision

2017 FCA 215 - The FCA found that trademarks owned by Travelway were confusingly similar to, and passing off on, trademarks owned by Wenger. The FCA's finding reversed a prior decision of the FC.