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McCullough Robertson
Recent case highlights the risks of others being able to use the same or similar name, even if the trade mark is registered.
Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Last week, in Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery Inc. v. Locust Lane Estate Winery Corp., 2021 FC 156, the Federal Court dismissed an application by Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery Inc. seeking a declaration that it is the owner of the unregistered trademark "LOCUST LANE".
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Tragically Hip (The Hip) is suing Mill Street Brewery (Mill Street) over "100th Meridian" Beer. The action was commenced in the Federal Court by Statement of Claim dated February 9, 2021
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (the "CIPO") has released the 2020 IP Canada Report on January 26, 2021.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court, Brandstorm, Inc. v Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd., 2021 FC 73, has confirmed that where "sufficiently substantial and significant" evidence is presented on review
Smart & Biggar
On February 15, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision dismissing an appeal from the Federal Court's trial decision in Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company, 2019 FC 961
Clark Wilson LLP
On February 9, 2021, THE Incorporated – better known as "The Tragically Hip" or "The Hip" – filed a Statement of Claim (the "Claim")
Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Commission are supporting the 'Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund' which is aimed at businesses that seek to protect their IP rights...
European Union
Zacco
With the introduction of the EU trademark (EUTM) in 1994, the European Union Intellectual Property office (the EUIPO)
Acuity Law
The UK ceasing to be a member of the EU from 1 January 2021 has many effects not least for proprietors of EU registered trade mark or design rights.
Ankara Patent Bureau
In the judgment of the General Court of the European Union Court of Justice which is the subject matter of this article; during the stage of proving the genuine use of a mark...
India
Khurana and Khurana
The new rules pertaining to the Geographical Indications of Goods were released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) on 26th August...
Clasis Law
The word "COVID" garnered itself a dreadful reputation in 2020. As one can imagine, it still remains to be one the most trending and searched words on Google
Khurana and Khurana
In India, the protection available under the Intellectual Property laws extends to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, and Designs.
Nexdigm Private Limited
‘Goodwill' is the recognition a business wins for delivering high quality products or services over several years.
Khurana and Khurana
On 4th December 2020, the IPAB, Delhi passed an interim stay of operation on the trademark registration of the word "N95"- with registration number 4487559 in class 10.
Japan
SONODA & KOBAYASHI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Khurana and Khurana
In 2015, Hitachi filed an application for a colour mark registration with JPO consisting of a single colour – an unassuming orange – over its hydraulic excavators. Hitachi holds a 20% market share...
Luxembourg
Dennemeyer Group
Given the speed with which the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus made its way around the world, taking an immense toll on human life and the global economy, many sectors had no choice but to transform the very nature of their work
Dennemeyer Group
In late 2019, China pledged reforms of its Intellectual Property law, a move that played a major part in curtailing the U.S.-China trade war. More than a year later,...
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