Category Archives: News

July 25, 2016

News

Should I Trademark It?


[Feature image © Sílvia Antunes | Dreamstime.com - R Registered trademark] One of the most common questions I get from clients is: Should I trademark my name/slogan/logo? With a registered trademark, your rights go beyond…

March 28, 2012

News

Chiming in: Sound trademarks now registrable in Canada


[Above feature image by photosteve101 (www.planetofsuccess.com/blog/) under Creative Commons licence: https://flic.kr/p/9MY1Gf] Effective today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is finally accepting applications to register sound trademarks. Here's an excerpt of the CIPO practice notice…

November 24, 2011

News

Trademark and Domain Name Scams


Occasionally, a client forwards me an email that they received from a purportedly Chinese domain or trademark registration authority. Three words: Scam scam scam. Unfortunately, it seems to be becoming more and more common. These…

December 5, 2010

News

Face-Off Imminent between Facebook and Apple?


[Above feature image by Mark Mauno under Creative Commons licence: https://flic.kr/p/jnZzHS] Last week, I blogged about Facebook’s pending trademark registration for the word FACE with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). An interesting question…

November 17, 2010

News

NYF Poutinerie trademark pending


[Above feature image by Elizabeth Cooper under Creative Commons licence: https://flic.kr/p/faSTaz] With New York Fries' "Poutinerie" branded stores spreading across Canada, its trademark filing for its new logo is also proceeding along the way. Below…