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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...

Canada Sounds Off

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP CanadaFashionLaw recently reported on interesting developments with regards to Canada's foray into the non-traditional trade-marks world. Although Canada may be a late-comer to the party, it certainly is playing catch-up. Today, the Canadian Trade-marks Office...

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...

Sound Marks Just a Whisper in Canada

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP CanadaFashionLaw just wanted to give you a head's up that Canada has its first registered sound mark! It's been a long road for Metro Goldwyn Meyer ( click here to get the scoop) but they finally have protection of their roaring lion sound. Since the...