Alessia Monastero co-authors IPIC article “Non-Fungible Tokens, Record-Breaking Applications & the Counterfeit Implications of the Metaverse: Part 1”

Alessia Monastero Intellectual Property, trademarks

Bhole IP Law Associate Alessia Monastero co-authors the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) article “Non-Fungible Tokens, Record-Breaking Applications & the Counterfeit Implications of the Metaverse: Part 1” as part of a series of articles prepared by IPIC’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee related to the evolving digital landscape, highlighting non-fungible tokens, new …

Alessia Monastero to speak at Startup Fashion Week 2022

Alessia Monastero copyright, Events, Fashion, Industrial designs, Intellectual Property, trademarks

Bhole IP Law Associate Alessia Monastero will be speaking at Startup Fashion Week’s Business of Fashion Conference on October 12, 2022, discussing the intellectual property protection of fashion designs and best practices for startups when creating their brand and products. For more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/startup-fashion-weektm-business-of-fashion-conferencetm-tickets-415729146067 Want to learn more about …

Revisions to the Trademarks Act: Official Marks in Canada

Alessia Monastero News, trademarks

The Trademarks Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. T-13, has recently been amended (not yet in force) to create a simple and efficient mechanism to allow the Registrar to give public notice that subparagraph 9(1)(n)(iii) of the Trademarks Act relating to “official marks” does not apply if the entity that made the …

Battle of the Stripes: Adidas versus Thom Browne (Part 1)

Alessia Monastero Fashion, News, trademarks

On December 14, 2020, Adidas filed an opposition with the United States Patent and Trademarks Trial and Appeal Board against Thom Browne’s US trademark applications for a red, white, and blue parallel stripe for use on footwear. Adidas has opposed the applications, which have been filed on an intent-to-use basis, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion and dilution by blurring.

UGGS Boots

When Culture And Copyright Clash In An UGGly Lawsuit

Erika Murray News, trademarks

The “Ugg” phenomena took North America by storm when Oprah Winfrey first endorsed the Ugg boots  – furry, cozy, shaggy, and ‘ugly’ footwear.  While these unique looking booties were heckled for some time, the footwear eventually became not only mainstream, but also coveted by celebrities and the general public alike. …

Captain Morgan Remains Commander of His Ship

Marc Lampert trademarks

Captain Morgan rum sales to spice up following the company’s successful defense of its design trademarks and distinguishing guise against Admiral Nelson’s spiced rum, barring sales of any bottled products with the patent-infringing Admiral Nelson character. (See: Diageo Canada Inc. v. Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.) The trademark infringement decision dated …

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The Unicorn of Trademark Infringement Cases

Robert Tremblay trademarks

A Local Brooklyn cafe The End (with co-plaintiff Montauk Juice Factory Inc.) recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against corporate behemoth Starbucks, claiming that one of their most popular drinks – the Unicorn Latte – was infringed by the release of Starbucks’ limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino. It’s easy to see …