Interlocutory injunctions can be an important litigation tool to remedy situations where quick relief is necessary to prevent damages from infringement. While the Federal Court of Canada is often the preferred venue for trademark and other IP litigation, until recently it was virtually impossible to obtain interlocutory relief, largely because of the high bar set by Federal Court jurisprudence to show irreparable harm with clear and non-speculative evidence. Other courts appear to approach the bar differently, including the Quebec Superior Court, which recently demonstrated that it can be a friendlier forum for injunctions in trademark law, even in a case involving unregistered rights.

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