Kristin Wall (CA)

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Overview of IP Law In Canada – The Intellectual Property Review

The recently published Eleventh Edition of the Intellectual Property Review (the Review) includes a Canadian chapter. Readers are invited to learn more on the various forms of IP protection available in Canada, and highlights of important changes in Canadian IP law over the past year. The chapter was authored by members of the Brand Protection Blog team. The chapter … Continue reading

Federal Court Issues Consolidated IP Guidelines

On May 18, 2021, the Federal Court (FC) issued amended Case and Trial Management Guidelines for Complex Proceedings (the Updated FC Guidelines). As we previously reported, the FC first issued the FC Guidelines to consolidate and address topics in earlier FC Notices to the Profession. Notable amendments: The Updated FC Guidelines include the following notable … Continue reading

Federal Court issues new consolidated guidelines on complex proceedings

On October 22, 2020, the Federal Court (FC) issued new Case and Trial Management Guidelines for Complex Proceedings (the FC Guidelines). These new consolidated FC Guidelines address many of the topics raised in the following earlier FC Notices to the Profession: Case management: Increased Proportionality in Complex Litigation before the Federal Court (June 24, 2015); … Continue reading

Harley revs up big brand power in depreciation of Goodwill challenge

Summary In a recent decision, the Federal Court determined that Harley-Davidson was entitled to use its SCREAMIN’ EAGLE trade-mark, in association with its registered HARLEY-DAVIDSON trade-mark, to sell clothing in Canada. The defendants, who owned two Canadian retail stores, and had been selling SCREAMING EAGLE clothing and merchandise for more than 20 years, failed to … Continue reading