Boutique Trademark Prosecution & IP Litigation Law Firm

IP Consultations

IP Consultations

Businesses and individuals frequently encounter intellectual property issues and need legal advice to know how to deal with them. Intellectual property issues can arise in the context of employment, partnering with others, developing new business ideas, assessing business risks and in any number of circumstances. With our extensive knowledge of trademark and copyright law, our experience in helping clients to find creative solutions to intellectual property issues and our familiarity with the latest legislative and judicial developments, we always have valuable advice to give. We offer consultations of one hour or more where we can answer questions that our clients may have about intellectual property and discuss the options that may be available to them to deal with their intellectual property issues. Where we are retained to provide services beyond a consultation, we typically waive some or all of our consultation fees.

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Hand over that domain!

As the e-commerce space becomes ever more crowded, disputes over confusingly similar domain names are becoming ever more common. One issue that has been particularly vexing is whether a court can order the registrant of a domain name who uses.
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Maintaining Trademark Rights in a Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses in Canada and abroad to shut down temporarily or to transition into new product offerings. In circumstances such as these, it is important for trademark owners to understand how business interruptions or.
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Protecting Your Trade-Mark Rights: Police Them or Lose Them

Our friends at Ink Tank posted a great blog the other day about how other businesses can “tread” on your brand – knowingly or not – from “borrowing” distinctive elements of your brand, to unwelcome parodying to blatantly infringing your trade-mark. All of these.
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When is it “fair” to copy an original work?

A recent copyright decision of the Federal Court of Canada, namely, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) v York University, 2017 FC 669, has stirred the conversation around what constitutes ‘fair’ for the purposes of fair dealing. For our Shift.
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Initial interest confusion in Canada: recent developments

Back in April, we wrote about the history in Canada of a U.S. trademark infringement doctrine called “initial interest confusion” – see “A brief history of passing off, websites and “initial interest confusion” in Canada”. As we explained there, “initial interest.
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