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Trademark trolls will be stymied by new legislation

Amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act are bad news for trolls, Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The changes are ... Read more

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Craft beer boom sets stage for fresh trademark battles

Canada’s current craft brewery boom could turn out to be the precursor for a new skirmish in the ongoing beer wars, Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Taras Kulish ... Read more

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Protecting pay-per-view: after the event

In the final instalment of a two-part series,  Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Kevin Fisher explores what happens during and after a pay-per-view event. ... Read more

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds highly restrictive protective order

A recent case gave the Federal Court of Appeal an opportunity to offer guidance on a rare type of court order that prevents one party from seeing parts of the opposing ... Read more

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Winemaker defeats brewer in trademark battle

Alcohol producers need to think more broadly when it comes to trademark protection as consumer tastes change, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells ... Read more

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Protecting pay-per-view: before the event

In  part  one of a two-part series,  Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Kevin Fisher discusses why there's a need to  protect pay-per-view ... Read more

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CRTC rejects call to block content pirates, cites lack of jurisdiction

TORONTO — A coalition of media organizations suffered a setback in their fight against so-called content pirates on Tuesday when the Canadian Radio-television and ... Read more

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KitKat loses latest battle in the chocolate trademark wars

Nestlé’s failure to trademark the shape of a KitKat bar in the European Union (EU) is the latest in a mixed bag of decisions for the confectionary giant, Toronto ... Read more

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No copyright protection attached to photos of photos: Simpson

A recent case involving an enhanced digital copy of an old photograph brings up interesting issues around copyright and retouched images, Toronto intellectual property lawyer ... Read more

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Bricks and mortar store not necessary for trademark protection

High-end stores based outside of Canada could reap the rewards of an American dollar store’s trademark victory at the Federal Court, Toronto intellectual property ... Read more

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Early opposition saves money and time in trademark process

Rights holders can save themselves time and money by opposing trademarks before they’re registered, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells ... Read more

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Internet tax fair way to regulate embattled broadcast industry

An internet tax to fund Canadian content could help level the playing field for traditional broadcasters that are suffering from reduced advertising revenue and rampant piracy ... Read more

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Design students learn value of branding

Lawyers can help make the law more accessible to future generations by presenting to high school students, Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Taras Kulish tells ... Read more

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Government's IP strategy a boon to Canadian SMEs

The federal government’s Intellectual Property Strategy is a positive initiative for Canadian businesses — in particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Toronto ... Read more

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Trademark issues remain as cannabis legalization approaches

The federal government was right not to rush the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Fisher welcomes net neutrality vote

Net neutrality’s formal recognition by federal lawmakers is long overdue, Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin Fisher  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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League agrees to quit Humboldt Broncos trademark bid

It's good news that the faceoff between the Humboldt Broncos and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) in the wake of the fatal bus tragedy is in the process of being ... Read more

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Securing weed-related brand names is game of 'hurry up and wait'

The rush to profit from the recreational cannabis industry in advance of legalization later this year has industry players in a hurry to stake claims to various forms of ... Read more

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Decisions provide ammunition to broadcasters fighting online piracy

Two recent Federal Court decisions are a boost for traditional broadcasters fighting online piracy, Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin Fisher  tells  ... Read more

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Protecting your brand against 'passing off'

Situations where an individual or company attempts to take the goodwill of a famous brand by ‘passing off’ can be harmful to a well-established reputation — but ... Read more

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