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By Chantal Bertosa,
Litigation, Trademark

Free to Road at Last: Sound Marks Make Their Debut in Canada

Despite legislation that was, arguably, broad enough to encompass the registration in Canada of trademarks consisting of a sound, it took a 20-year battle for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc (MGM) to get a ruling confirming that sound marks are registrable in Canada.
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By Victoria Carrington,
Charter of the French Language, Trademark

In Québec, On Parle Français

“Does this have to be translated into French?” Most Canadian trademark practitioners who advise foreign brand owners on business in Canada have heard this question. It often surfaces — sometimes as an afterthought — when the client sends sample labelling or signage, seeking confirmation that the trademark is being properly used.
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By Jonathan Cohen,
Domain Name

Speaking Up: IPC Fights for gTLD Protection

Although there continues to be a strong feeling in many Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) communities that there is no public demand for the programme, and no proven public need, ICANN’s board of directors has decided
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By Victoria Carrington,
Domain Name

Upcoming Changes to .ca Domain Dispute Policy

Canada’s domain namsmall - Upcoming Changes to .ca Domain Dispute Policye dispute policy has been the subject of a year-long review, which will see the introduction of changes that should make the process more efficient.
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By Aventum IP Law,
Domain Name

Ottawa lawyer re-elected to ICANN board

Jonathan Cohen is one of only two Canadians and the only practicing lawyer on the 19-member board of ICANN,
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