RE/MAX, LLC sued PROPERTY MAX REALTY INC. AND OTHERS for trademark infringement in Vancouver Canada according to Federal Court file T-545-16. PROPERTY MAX REALTY INC. appears to operate from propertymax.ca.
PROPERTY MAX’s logo doesn’t look anything like the RE/MAX logo, the name includes the words “MAX REALTY” and that may be the basis for the trademark passing off claim.
Mohan Subramaniyam last registered propertymax.ca on 2011/01/12. But the archive.org wayback machine shows that the “Property/Max Realty Inc. Brokerage” had a website at propertymax.ca since at least November 2009.
Maybe they should try and claim the affirmative defenses of laches and a lack of distinctiveness. A nuans pre-search report for the words “MAX REALTY” might help to show how distinctive those words are in Canada.
It would be interesting to read the trademark infringement claim.