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June19

Bill C-31 as it relates to the Trademarks Act

The Good…  The Bad …  and The Ugly The Good… While there are several good amendments made by the Bill to the Trademarks Act,  one significant positive change is the broader definition given to a trademark.  The amended definition of a trademark is for a sign or combination of signs which include a word, a
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January23

Supreme Court Canada – TradeMarks – Geographical Use

  One of the issues considered in the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision on Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc., 2011 SCC 27, [2011] 2 S.C.R. 387  related to the non-overlapping geographical usess of the trade-marks in dispute. Both Masterpiece Inc. (Masterpiece) and Alavida Lifestyles Inc. (Alavida)  were operators of retirement residences in different provinces of
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