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Olympic Marks Bill Back in the House

Bill C-47, the Olympics marks bill demanded by the IOC, was back in the House of Commons yesterday as the Government moved that the bill be read a second time and be referred to committee.  James Moore, the MP who spoke on behalf of the government, ran on too long, […]

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May 16, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

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

Hockey Fight in Canada

Oiumet calls attention to a CBC legal demand against Hockey Fight in Canada, a parody site selling T-shirts.  The posting includes a full text copy of the letter that demands that the site stop operating, presumably without a fight.

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March 30, 2007 3 comments 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

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