Bhole IP Law welcomes Ammar Kalanaki

Alessia MonasteroNews

Bhole IP Law is pleased to welcome Ammar Kalanaki to the firm as IP Paralegal & Patent and Trademark Agent-in-Training. Ammar assists clients with mining for potential IP, implementing IP-capturing best practices, preparing formal disclosures, and prosecuting applications. In previous roles, Ammar had worked in engineering rules and progressed to …

Alessia Monastero co-authors IPIC article “Branding In the Metaverse: The Rise of NFT Trademark Applications and Best Practices to Protect Your Brand”

Alessia MonasteroIntellectual Property, News, trademarks

Bhole IP Law Associate Alessia Monastero co-authors the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) article “Branding In the Metaverse: The Rise of NFT Trademark Applications and Best Practices to Protect Your Brand” as part of a series of articles (see Part 1) prepared by IPIC’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee related to the …

Anil Bhole co-authors FICPI article “Knock, Knock: Who’s There? A Discussion of ‘Straw Person’ Proceeding”

Anil BholeExpert Insights, News, Patent, Patents

Anil Bhole co-authors the FICPI article “Knock, Knock: Who’s There? A Discussion of ‘Straw Person’ Proceeding” following the workshop held on September 27, 2022, during the FICPI World Congress 2022, focusing on the particular scenario in which the attorney themself is the named straw person, which is understood to be …

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

Alessia MonasteroIntellectual Property, News, 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 …

Marc Lampert speaks at AI and Big Data Conference

Alessia MonasteroEvents, Patents

On October 7th, Marc addressed the two-day AI and Big Data conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Innovators and top companies in the field of AI and Big Data were involved in a discussion on innovation in the AI and machine learning space. Particularly, how to capitalize and protect …

Alessia Monastero to speak at Startup Fashion Week 2022

Alessia Monasterocopyright, 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 …

Anil Bhole to Chair Workshop at the FICPI World Congress

Anil BholeEvents, Patent

Anil Bhole will be attending the FICPI World Congress in Cannes, France from September 25 – 29, 2022. Anil is a member of the FICPI Canada Council and has been requested to act as the Canadian Alternate Delegate for the FICPI Exco to be held just prior to the Congress. …

Revisions to the Trademarks Act: Official Marks in Canada

Alessia MonasteroNews, 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 MonasteroFashion, 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.

Greater Clarity for Subject-Matter Eligibility in Canadian Patents: The Benjamin Moore Case

Marc LampertNews, Patent, Patents

By Marc Lampert The Federal Court, in Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 923, has recently issued a decision that may help address a controversial practice by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO); and in doing so, will add much needed certainty for patent Applicants. …