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Category Archives: Trademark Law
Finally some good news for Research in Motion this morning, as the Federal Court dismissed a lawsuit by BBM Canada challenging the use of the trade-mark “BBM” by Research in Motion Limited (RIM) in the promotion of its BlackBerry Messenger … Continue reading
Great news for marketers, as starting today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will accept trademark applications for a mark consisting of a sound. This means that previously unprotected marketing materials such as jingles, vocal slogans, and song snippets that are … Continue reading
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently announced changes to the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP). The CDRP, which governs disputes over .ca domain names alleged to be registered in bad faith, has been in effect since 2002. … Continue reading
Your brand is a way for your customers to identify and distinguish your goods and services from that of some else’s goods and services. Businesses therefore safeguard their brand with the registration of one or more trademarks. When registering for … Continue reading
You may have heard about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and even industrial designs, and had always wondered what they are. Intellectual property is a funny thing: you can’t touch it, but you can sell it, give it away, and even retire … Continue reading
When you buy a mobile phone, do you look for a phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, or do you look for a BlackBerry? When you buy a handbag, do you look for a leather handbag with zippers, or do … Continue reading