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Location can eat away at the rights of an existing trade-mark

Location can eat away at the rights of an existing trade-mark

Virgil Cojocaru is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The South African Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Century City Apartments Property Services CC and the Registrar of Companies and Close Corporations v Century City Property Owners Association. A helpful article on the case can be found at the Adams & Adams website. […]

Trade-mark opposition loss for owners of GLAMOUR magazine

Trade-mark opposition loss for owners of GLAMOUR magazine

Sanjukta Tole is an Osgoode Hall alumnus and practiced with the IP Group of a large Vancouver law firm. Farleyco Marketing Inc. ("Farleyco") filed a trade-mark application for the trade-mark GHOULISH GLAMOUR for use in association with "Halloween cosmetics and eyelash accessories" on December 16, 2003. Farleyco then commenced selling their products in September 2004. […]

Continuing Uncertainty Over the Protection of Well-Known Marks in the United States

Continuing Uncertainty Over the Protection of Well-Known Marks in the United States

Graeme Dinwoodie┬áis a Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and is an IP Osgoode Research Affiliate. The well-known marks doctrine provides an exception to the general rule of territoriality and will protect a foreign mark that is well-known but not used in the United States.┬á Although it has long been assumed that […]