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  • Confusion Analyses: No Need to Consider All Potential and Unidentified Uses of a Word MarkMay 12, 2017

    On April 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal decision, Domaines Pinnacle Inc v Constellation Brands Inc, (2016 FCA 302) (“Domaines Pinnacle”) regarding confusion analyses when it comes to considering potential uses of a trademark.While the jo … Read more »

  • 6-Year Prison Sentence for Alanis Morissette Ex-ManagerMay 5, 2017

    A California federal judge sentenced former business manager of Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, Jonathan Schwartz, to 6 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars.Schwartz held the position of a certified public accountant at GSO Business Management LLC i … Read more »

  • Purchasing Keywords for Search Engine Optimization: “Passing-off”?January 31, 2017

    In its decision issued on January 26, 2017(2017 BCCA 41),the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) overturned the British Columbia Supreme Court’s (BCSC) initial decision in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc, (2015 BCSC 1470). In the BCSC case, the Plaintiff, Van … Read more »

  • Extending Copyright to Computer ScreenshotsJanuary 13, 2017

    The case of Davydiuk v Internet Archive Canada and Internet Archive (2016 FC 1313) has been part of the attempt of the Plaintiff, Mr. Davydiuk, to have adult video content removed from the internet; in 2002 and 2003, Davydiuk performed in two pornographic videos and in a series of unfixed performanc … Read more »

  • Canadian Trademarks Office to Send out Courtesy Nice Classification NoticesDecember 31, 2016

    Canada is gearing up to its adherence to the international treaties affecting intellectual property law. With such adherence will come significant changes to Canadian trademark law, which will bring the country in line with many internationally observed common practices.Among the anticipated changes … Read more »