The Federal Court of Appeal recently dismissed Dragona Carpet Supplies Mississauga Inc.'s (Dragona Mississauga) appeal of a Federal Court decision (2022 FC 1042) denying Dragona Mississauga's passing off claim.
In the recent case of Chiaro Technology Limited v Mayborn (UK) Limited, the UK High Court confirmed that a registered design will not extend to protect aspects of shape that are required for technical function purposes even if the overall design is visually different from anything else on the market.
Ad Standards (the self-regulatory body for Canada’s advertising industry) recently released their Fall 2023 update to their Influencer Marketing Disclosure Guidelines. These Guidelines were initially released in 2018 and previously updated back in Fall 2020.
The Guangzhou Higher Court recently issued a decision on a copyright dispute between CHA LiangYong and YangZhi. The case, which has attracted attention, is the first “fanfic” copyright litigation in China.
As the GreenTech market gears up for remarkable growth, technology hubs globally have a chance to seize the moment and influence the future. Esther Ford notes that in this dynamic landscape, Cambridge has already established itself as a formidable technical powerhouse.
Marketplace evidence from outside of Canada can be relevant in determining whether a term is clearly descriptive in the English or French language, but only if such evidence discloses “descriptive” use of the term as opposed to merely disclosing third-party trademarks that comprise the term.
The World Intellectual Property Office (“WIPO”) has recently announced upcoming amendments to the regulations which govern the Madrid Protocol which come into effect on the 1 November 2023 and 1 November 2024.