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Charter of the French Language, Trademark

June e-news

UPDATE: Canada joining Madrid – the Myth will become Reality! The Charter of the French Language cannot override the Trademarks Act — or can it? Shapiro Cohen LLP requires your consent


In a previous e-news, we talked about the introduction of Bill C-31, which aims to implement the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement. Bill C-31 received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014, which means
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By Victoria Carrington,
Domain Name

.ca domain names are personal property

There are many grey areas in trademark law that frustrate lawyers and clients alike because of the lack of straightforward answers to what seem to be simple questions. The legal status of domain names has been one such issue.
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By Aventum IP Law,
Press Releases

Shapiro Cohen LLP – Celebrates 50 Years

We are pleased to celebrate 50 years in business. In reaching this milestone, effective May 1, 2014, the firm of Shapiro Cohen has become a “limited liability partnership”, as permitted by the Partnerships Act and the Law Society Act of Ontario.
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By Chantal Bertosa,
Charter of the French Language, Litigation, Trademark

The Charter of the French language cannot override the Trade-marks Act

The Quebec Superior Court overruled the interpretation adopted by the Office québécois de la langue française of the Charter of the French language, requiring businesses to add a French generic term to trade-marks used in commercial advertising.
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By Victoria Carrington,
Trademark

Canada joining Madrid – myth or reality?

The Canadian government has recently introduced a Budget Implementation Bill, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 (Bill C-31). The Act aims to implement the following international treaties.
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