Trademark trolls in Canada? Data reveals rise in “suspicious” applications are nearly all related to millionaire Gleissner
There have been recent reports of a steep rise in so-called “trademark trolls” in Canada, following fears that the impending overhaul of the Canadian Trademarks Act could lead to an increase in nefarious activity on the register. However, new research suggests the vast majority of the “suspicious” applications over the past year are related to notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner – leading to calls for the Canadian IP Office to “take action”.
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