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There are many Canadian trademark laws, regulations and statutes regarding selection, labelling and advertising in the food and recreational cannabis industries – all of which affect long-term branding rights and enforcement.
26 December 2018
In Energizer v Gillette, where Energizer sued Duracell for its use of Energizer’s registered marks and other terms, Canada’s Federal Court has provided some guidance as to the scope of a claim under Section 22 of the Trademarks Act.
22 November 2018
After years of uncertainty, a date has finally been set for the implementation of Canada’s new trademark law. This update highlights some of the main changes to Canadian law and provides some recommendations for mark owners.
19 November 2018
An analysis of Canadian trademark filings illustrates a sharp rise of applications in the cannabis sector; could that spike be replicated in the US in the future?
11 November 2018
Trademark reforms proposed by the Canadian government are positive for brand owners, with mechanisms to tackle trademark squatting and modernised dispute resolution proceedings.
09 November 2018
A recent decision under Canada’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy shows that deeming correspondence “without prejudice” may impact a complainant’s ability to prove the registrant’s bad faith and could ultimately decide the outcome of the dispute.
31 October 2018
Privilege protects certain information and communication from disclosure. In-house counsel – as legal and business advisers to a company – must understand the limitations of privilege and how best to create and maintain it.
29 October 2018
In Quality Program Services Inc v Canada, the Federal Court of Canada has held that official marks do not insulate their holders from claims by third parties.
29 October 2018
With Canada set to legalise recreational cannabis, our latest opinion column looks at why trademark counsel should watch this development closely.
16 October 2018
The Consortium for Common Food Names has praised the new USMCA trade deal, claiming it “marks a sea change” in GI policy. In a strongly-worded statement, it also hits out at the EU for “monopolising common names and terms”.
10 October 2018
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