Archive for June 2nd, 2006

The Globe and Mail ran a piece this morning about a Joe Volpe parody website that was taken down almost immediately, which the article attributed in part to CIRA.  This generated a lot of email, particularly since I am on the CIRA board.  CIRA has just released a statement clarifying […]

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June 2, 2006 9 comments News

Supreme Court Rules Against Overbroad Trademark Rights

The Supreme Court of Canada continues to distinguish itself as the leading high court in the world for recognizing the need for balance in intellectual property law matters.  The latest example is this morning’s pair of trademark decisions involving Mattel’s Barbie trademark and champagne maker Veuve Cliquot.  In both cases, […]

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June 2, 2006 Comments are Disabled News