Black v Molson Canada domain dispute

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David Michaels, J.D., B.Eng., CHRM is a trained attorney who holds certificates in Canadian Trademark Law (2012) and Canadian Patent Law (1996) from McGill University. He has worked in the area of trademark law in Canada since 1995 and in the USA since 1993. David is a legal blogger, brand consultant, an eCommerce entrepreneur, and an aeronautical engineer. http://ca.linkedin.com/in/davidtmichaels/ Warning & Disclaimer: The pages, articles and comments on trademarkpro.ca do not constitute legal advice, nor do they create any attorney-client relationship. The articles published express the author's notes of the current state of trademark law and should not be attributed as opinions of the author, his employer, clients or the sponsors of trademarkpro.ca. The author does not warrant that these notes are up-to-date. Trademark law is constantly changing and it varies between jurisdictions and even within jurisdictions. This website should not be relied upon.

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Black v Molson Canada domain dispute

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Douglas Black sued Molson Canada in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to decide their domain dispute. Black v Molson Canada, 60 O.R. (3d) 457, [2002] O.J. No. 2820 Court File No. 02-CV-231-828CM3 Ontario Superior Court of Justice B. Wright J. July 18, 2002 Intellectual property — Trademarks — Domain Name — Applicant registering domain
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Official Marks in Canada are trademarks that are used and adopted by a public authority under government control. A public authority has been described as an entity that is subject to government control and engages in activities that benefit the public (United States Postal Service v. Canada Post Corporation, 2007 FCA 10). Trademarks Act, Section
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Click to see the Trade-marks Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. T-13) current to 2015-03-03 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions Some of the amendments to the Trade-marks Act, including changing the title of the Act to the Trademarks Act, have not taken effect yet. The Trade-Marks Act was amended on December 31, 2013, before it
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Major Changes to Canadian Trademark Law happened when Canada updated its Trademarks Act effective June 19, 2014. Some of the minor changes are: Trade-mark became trademark; Wares became goods; Some of the major changes are: A mark becomes a sign, which is far more expansive; The concept of a “proposed trade-mark” is gone! The definition
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Trademark Offices Canadian Intellectual Property Office – Trade-mark Office http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr00002.html EU Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) http://oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/pages/index.en.do Japan Patent Office http://www.jpo.go.jp/ UK Intellectual Property Office http://www.jpo.go.jp/ United States Patent and Trademark Office http://www.uspto.gov/ World Intellectual Property Organization http://www.wipo.int/

Trademark Associations American Intellectual Property Law Association http://www.aipla.org/ Anti Copying In Design http://acid.eu.com/ British Brands Group http://www.britishbrandsgroup.org.uk/ Business Europe http://www.businesseurope.eu/Content/Default.asp? European Brands Association http://www.aim.be/ European Communities Trade Mark Association http://www.ecta.org/ INDICAM http://www.indicam.it/ Intellectual Property Owners Association http://www.ipo.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home International Intellectual Property Institute http://www.iipi.org/index.asp International Trademark Association http://www.inta.org/ Licensing Executives Society International http://www.lesi.org/ Licensing Executives Society (USA
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