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Olympic Mark Protection Overkill: One Step Removed From Official Mark Protection and Two Steps Removed From Standard Trademark Protection

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

In response to a request from the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for additional trademark legislation related specifically to the Olympic and Paralympic 2010 Winter Games, the Canadian government proposed Bill C-47, The Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, which received Royal Assent on June 22, 2007 and is now awaiting its ...