Canadian Trademark Cases

The Leading Cited Canadian Trademark Cases are:

Re/Max International, Inc. v. Metro/Max Realty Inc. (1997) 82. C.P.R. (3d) 110 (T.M.O.B.)

Marineland Inc. v. Marine Wonderland and Animal Park Ltd. (1974) 16 C.P.R. (2d) 97 (F.C.T.D.)

Goodall Rubber Co. v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (1999) 3 C.P.R. (4th) 393 (T.M.O.B.)

Tone-Craft Paints Ltd. v. Du-Chem Paint Co. Ltd. (1969) 62 C.P.R. 283 (T.M.O.B.)

Scotch Whisky Assn. v. Mark Anthony Group Inc. (1990) 31 C.P.R. (3d) 55 (TMOB)

Molson Cos. Ltd. v. Andres Wines Ltd. (1989) 23 C.P.R. (3d) 544 (TMOB)

Kraft Ltd. v. Canada (Registrar of Trade-marks)(1984) 1 C.P.R. (3d) 457 (F.C.T.D.)

Ralston Purina Co. v. Effem Foods Ltd. (1997) 81 C.P.R. (3d) 528 (TMOB)

International Stars S.A. v. Simon Chang Design Inc. 2012 CarswellNat 2344, 2012 TMOB 113

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha v. 88766 Canada Inc. (1997) 72 C.P.R. (3d) 195 (F.C.T.D.)

Thorold Concrete Products Ltd. v. Registrar of Trade Marks (1961) 37 C.P.R. 166 (Exchequer Court of Canada)

Wool Bureau of Canada Ltd. v. Registrar of Trade Marks (1978) 40 C.P.R. (2d) 25 (Federal Court, Trial Division)

Provenzano v. Registrar of Trade Marks (1977) 37 C.P.R. (2d) 189 (Federal Court, Trial Division)

Registrar of Trade Marks v. Provenzano (1978) 40 C.P.R. (2d) 288 (Federal Court of Appeal)

Pizza Pizza Ltd. v. Registrar of Trade Marks (1982) 67 C.P.R. (2d) 202 (Federal Court, Trial Division)

GSW Ltd. v. Great West Steel Industries Ltd. (1975) 22 C.P.R. (2d) 154 (Fed. T.D.)

Cartier Men’s Shops Ltd. v. Cartier Inc. (1981) 58 C.P.R. (2d) 68 (Fed. T.D.)

Clorox Co. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (1995) 64 C.P.R. (3d) 79 (Fed. T.D.)

Eminence S.A. v. Canada (Registrar of Trade-marks) (1977) 39 C.P.R. (2d) 40 (Fed. T.D.)

Conde Nast Publications Inc. v. Union des Editions Modernes (1979) 46 C.P.R. (2d) 183 (Fed. T.D.)

Sapodilla Co. Ltd. v. Bristol-Myers Co. (1974), 15 C.P.R. (2d) 152 (TMOB)

Co-Operative Union of Canada v. Tele-Direct (Publications) Inc. (1991), 38 C.P.R. (3d) 263 (TMOB)

House of Edgeworth Inc. v. Barrons (1992), 42 C.P.R. (3d) 463 (TMOB)

Institut National Des Appellations D’Origine v. Brick Brewing Co., Ltd. (1995), 66 C.P.R. (3d) 351 (TMOB)

Canadian Bankers’ Assn. v. Richmond Savings Credit Union (2000), 8 C.P.R. (4th) 267 (TMOB)

Cadbury Confectionery Canada Inc. v. Valliant-Saunders (2002), 22 C.P.R. (4th) 388 (TMOB)

Andres Wines Ltd. and E. & J. Gallo Winery (1975), 25 C.P.R. (2d) 126 (F.C.A.)

Park Avenue Furniture Corp. v. Wickes/Simmons Bedding Ltd. (1991) 37 C.P.R. (3d) 413 (F.C.A)

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers v. Lubrication Engineers Inc. (1992), 41 C.P.R. (3d) 243f (Fed. C.A.)

Fiesta Barbeque Ltd. v. General Housewares Corp. (2003), 28 C.P.R. (4th) 60 (F.C.T.D)

Zorti Investments Inc. v. Party City Corporation (2004) 36 C.P.R. (4th) 90 (T.M.O.B.)

Orkin Exterminating Co. v. Pestco of Canada (1985) 5 C.P.R. (3d) 433 (Ont. C.A.)

Ciba Geigy Canada Ltd. v. Apotex, Inc. [1992] 44 C.P.R. (3d) 289 (S.C.C.)

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin v. Boutiques Cliquot Ltee. [2006] 49 C.P.R. (4th) 401 (S.C.C.)

Philip Morris Products S.A. v. Marlboro Canada Ltd. (2012) 103 C.P.R. (4th) 259 (F.C.A.); Leave to appeal refused (2013 CarswellNat 660)

Molson Companies Ltd. v. John Labatt Ltd. et al.(1984), 1 C.P.R. (3d) 329 (F.C.T.D.)  

Plough Canada Ltd. v. Aerosol Fillers Inc., 45 C.P.R. (2d) (F.C.T.D.) and 53 C.P.R. (2d) 62 (F.C.A.)

Philip Morris Inc v. Imperial Tobacco Co of Canada, (1987) 13 C.P.R. (3d) 289

Molson Companies Ltd. v. Moosehead Breweries Ltd. (1990), 32 C.P.R. (3d) 363 (F.C.T.D)

Bereskin & Parr v. Star-Kist Foods, Inc. (2004), 37 C.P.R. (4th) 61

Sara Lee Corp. v. Intellectual Property Holding Co. (1997), 76 C.P.R. (3d) 71

Xentel DM v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (2002), 23, C.P.R. (4th) 570

By David Michaels

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. Warning & Disclaimer: The pages, articles and comments on 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 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.