SCC Renders Decision Against Google

Erika Murray Patents

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling ordering search engine giant Google to remove the web pages of a company found to be duplicating a technology firm’s products will have a global impact, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Erika Murray. “The unprecedented decision will have implications for IP (intellectual property) holders around the world and online …

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 …

Copyrights: All You Need to Know

Anil Bhole copyright

Copyrights are an essential tool to protect an original piece of work. Toronto is home to many prominent content creators for media, arts, music and technology. Copyright is importantly used to protect use and distribution of the creative works generated by such content creators. Copyright can also be used to …

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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 …

3 Things Every Trademark Search Needs to Cover

Shadi Nasseri Patents

A trademark search is an effective way of seeing the listings of existing trademarks in Canada. Given there are thousands of trademark applications per year and growing, this can seem a little daunting. Luckily, there are many ways to conduct a search starting with preliminary online tools. For a more …

The Dos and Don’ts of Registered Trademarks

Erika Murray Patents

When you think of trademarks, what comes to mind? Probably an assortment of symbols, each evoking a particular large company brand identity with its respective qualities. The value of these associations is obvious. Certainly, one role of a trademark is to represent this defining aspect of branding – i.e. trademarks …

How Startups Can Create Value from Filing Patent Applications

Marc Lampert Patents

Uber has quickly risen from an early stage controversial disruptor to a household name. Uber has transformed the delivery of personal transportation and is one of several companies on the verge of bringing autonomous vehicles to the masses. When Uber was a startup, its goal was to put intracity travel …

What Intellectual Property Means for Every Business

Anil Bhole Intellectual Property

What is intellectual property? Intellectual property refers to several items that fall under the umbrella of intangible assets. Intangible assets are those assets that aren’t physical but are worth something to your company. They often bring in revenue and represent significant value to investors, shareholders or stakeholders. In today’s market …