Region: Canada

CIPO initiative criticised; TTAB manual updated; Mumbai police seizes fake designer watches – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a video game returning to sale after a trademark dispute, Musinsa checking the authenticity of imported goods, and much more.

21 June 2022

Trademark troll loses registration after appropriating well-known mark

This is the first decision applying the new bad-faith ground for trademark expungement, added to the Trademarks Act in 2019.

21 June 2022

Register Tracker Europe and US: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Application numbers have continued to fall at major North American and European trademark registries this year. But the rate of decline could be slowing, new data suggests.

17 June 2022

The MILANO PIZZERIA case or the perils of improper trademark licensing

The case highlights the risks that brand owners face if their licensing arrangements fall short of the requirements set out in the Trademarks Act.

31 May 2022

CIPO introduces automated pre-assessment in national unexamined trademark applications

Applications will be assessed against a pre-approved list of goods and services, and applicants will be receiving pre-assessment letters informing them of the automated analysis results.

30 May 2022

Marks that are a “place of origin” interpreted broadly by the Federal Court

Following the decision, there is a significant risk that applications for marks containing any reference with geographic significance will now face objection.

28 April 2022

Resetting the clock: changes to Canadian trademark regime you need to know about

The Canadian registries have introduced a number of changes in an effort to reduce the current backlog of trademark and patent applications. Dickinson Wright’s Sanjukta Tole and Yuri Chumak assess the new measures and how they will affect IP owners.

18 April 2022

Canada: anti-counterfeiting driven by strong rights holder engagement

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

The primary responsibility for battling counterfeit products lies with rights holders, which must take steps to protect and enforce their rights through comprehensive licensing arrangements, diligent civil enforcement and the training of and cooperation with law enforcement and customs authorities.

15 April 2022

CIPO introduces automated goods and services; counterfeits rise in Russia; HP seizes millions of fakes – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at fake goods discovered in the Philippines, ICANN responding to the European Commission’s counterfeiting call, and much more.

12 April 2022

Register Tracker Europe and US: September-December 2021

Featured in Prosecution

The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in the United States, Canada, the EUIPO, the United Kingdom, France and Germany between September and December 2021.

16 February 2022

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