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From interlocutory injunctions to Donald Trump: trademarks to the fore in Canadian courts

By Robert A MacDonald and Matthew Boyd

As the country awaits sweeping amendments to the Trademarks Act, the courts were kept busy with decisions covering relief against non-parties, metatags, cancellation proceedings and the exemption for recognised trademarks under the Charter of the French Language in Quebec Province

Canadian courts were busy in 2015 and while it is difficult to do them justice by focusing on just a few cases, unfortunately that is all space permits. There follows a brief assessment of those decisions – particularly of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal – which the authors think are of particular interest.

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