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Will The Canadian Trade-marks Office Get Its Groove On?

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP Ever eager to keep our readers in tune with the latest developments, CanadaFashionLaw is excited to share some red hot news. ( Ok - yes it's about trade-marks law, but it's still pretty interesting! ) Last week, the Canadian Trade-marks Office issued...

Canadian Media Houses Battle Over Fashionable Trade-marks

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP A decision was recently released relating to Toronto Life Publishing Company Limited and its successor company 1772887 Ontario Limited taking on Bell Canada in respect of its fashion-related blog in an opposition proceeding. ( OK - typing out 1772887 Ontario Limited...

Fashion's Night Out in Canada?

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP Every Wednesday CanadaFashionLaw religiously reads the Trade-marks Journal issued by the Canadian Trade-marks Office ( what can we say - we love trade-marks !!). Something caught our eye that we thought was worthy of a quick blurb. It looks like Advance Magazine...

Copy That! An Update on Copyright Reform in Canada

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP Canadian copyright lawyers have been banging their head against the wall for a couple of years now and CanadaFashionLaw hopes that this little bit of news will alleviate their headache! You see, for years now, Canada has been trying to give its Copyright Act...

Be It Resolved: IP Really Is Everywhere!

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP Relishing the opportunity to watch smart, meaningful and intelligent debate, CanadaFashionLaw has been seriously enjoying the US election debates. Imagine our delight when intellectual property laws and counterfeiting snuck into the second presidential debate...

Glass Half Empty for Industrial Design Protection in Canada?

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP An interesting decision was recently issued by Canada's Federal Court, which has sparked some interest in the intellectual property arena: Bodum USA, Inc. and PI Design AG v. Trudeau Corporation (1889) Inc. The case focuses on industrial design infringement...

Canada Fashion Law - Mon Dieu: Canada est Bilingue!

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP It's a good thing that old Montreal is so darned charming because doing business there can cause some retailers a headache! When launching a product or business in Canada it is important to remember that Canada is a bilingual country. And it can be a PR and...