IP News

  1. SCC Confirms Decision from Trade-mark Opposition

    The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in which our client successfully opposed an application by a Punjabi-language newspaper based in India to register the word AJIT in association with printed publications and newspapers. For a copy of the decision, click here. […]

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  2. INTA Features: How to Avoid a Loss of Distinctiveness in Canada

    Tamara Ramsey provided a feature article for the Bulletin published by the International Trademark Association about avoiding a loss of distinctiveness in Canada. A full copy of the article is reproduced below and available by clicking here. —— Distinctiveness is a deceptively simple concept. In a recent case, the applicant (wrongly) alleged that the opponent […]

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  3. FCA Confirms Successful Trade-mark Opposition by Local Newspaper

    In an appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal, Tamara Ramsey and Bettina Xue Griffin were successful in defending the decision of the Federal Court and Trade-mark Opposition Board allowing an opposition to a trade-mark application by a foreign newspaper for the word mark “Ajit”. AJIT, a common name in India, is used by the Applicant, a […]

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  4. Chitiz Pathak Successfully Defends Trade-mark Opposition by Local Newspaper

    Chitiz Pathak Successfully Defends Trade-mark Opposition to Application by Foreign Newspaper In an appeal to the Federal Court, Tamara Ramsey was successful in defending the decision of the Trade-mark Opposition Board allowing an opposition to a trade-mark application by a foreign newspaper for the word mark “Ajit”. AJIT, a common name in India, is used […]

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  5. Case Comment: Trans-High Strikes Again

    Tamara Ramsey provided a case summary for the Bulletin published by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada about a recent case, Trans-High Corporation v. Conscious Consumption Inc., et al, 2016 FC 949, dealing with trade-marks for marijuana paraphernalia and personal liability of business owners who deliberately infringe. A full copy of the case summary is […]

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