Post Tagged with: "olympics"

NY Times on C-47

The New York Times covers Bill C-47, including comments from Liberal MP Scott Brison, who says that he will work to amend the bill's protection of generic words.

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April 2, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

More Olympic Word Ownership

I have covered Bill C-47, the Olympic Corporate Sponsor Protection Act, in several postings (here and here).  The Vancouver Sun has fascinating article that demonstrates how C-47 is really just the tip of the iceberg.  It uncovered the list of official marks controlled by the various Canadian Olympic committees.  The list, which some IP lawyers argue represents a misuse of Section 9 of the Trademark Act, includes:

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March 29, 2007 1 comment News

C-47 Undermines Olympic Spirit

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on Bill C-47, the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, which I think is better characterized as the Olympic Corporate Sponsor Protection Act.  The column synthesizes my comments from two earlier postings on the bill (here and here), namely that […]

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March 19, 2007 2 comments Columns

Special Interest Law Undermines the Olympic Spirit

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 19, 2007 as Bill C-47 Not in the Spirit of Olympics The 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Winter Olympics are still three years away, however over the next few weeks the Games will take centre stage in the House of Commons.  Earlier this month, the Government […]

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March 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Olympic Timing

Several people have written to note the curious timing of the introduction Bill C-47, the Olympics marks bill (perhaps better referred to as the Olympic Corporate Sponsor Protection Act).  The approach was unusual on several counts.  First, the bill was introduced toward the end of the day on Friday after […]

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March 5, 2007 2 comments News