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2019 IP Year in Review
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Battle of the Brands: Top Ten Intellectual Property Fashion Lawsuits of the Decade
Drake Attempts to Trademark the Warning Label Appearing on Canadian Cannabis Products
Looking Ahead: Copyright Developments on the Horizon for Canadian Artists
Trademarks, Sports, and Superstition: Why a Premature Filing Could Cost You

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2019 IP Year in Review

As we enter the new decade, we look back on the most notable 2019 IP developments that set ground for many ongoing changes in copyright, patent and trademark matters. 2019 was a year of big changes, whether motivated by international agreements such as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, or domestic cultural…

Battle of the Brands: Top Ten Intellectual Property Fashion Lawsuits of the Decade

Though the decade may be coming to an end, the number of fashion-related legal battles have not. Below are some of the most noteworthy intellectual property lawsuits that have occurred in the fashion industry over the last ten years. 2010   The Hells Angels sue Alexander McQueen for selling handbags,…

Looking Ahead: Copyright Developments on the Horizon for Canadian Artists

2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Canadian artists. With new developments in blockchain technology, the Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) and Access Copyright are working together to revolutionize digital copyright protection to support Canadian artists using cryptography. Blockchain, a ground-breaking technology synonymous with…

Trademarks, Sports, and Superstition: Why a Premature Filing Could Cost You

Superstition and sports go hand in hand. Not talking about a no-hitter or a shutout when they are happening, the Madden NFL cover athlete curse, or the “playoff beard” have all become part of sports lore and superstition over the years. But what about filing a trademark during the playoffs?…

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20-21 January 2020

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Picks of the week

IP Osgoode congratulates Reshika Dhir on becoming a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP.
Reshika Dhir practices in the area of drafting and patent prosecution with a particular focus on electrical and software-based innovations. During her tenure at Osgoode completing her JD degree, Reshika was avidly involved with IP Osgoode as an IPilogue editor, and some of her posts can be reviewed
here. 
Reshika has been instrumental in our IP Innovation Clinic collaboration with Bereskin & Parr LLP and continues to offer her expertise as one of our legal supervisors for the Innovation Clinic.
We wish Reshika every success in her career and look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration.

 
The Canadian Tourism Commission claimed exclusive rights to the phrase “CANADA FOR GLOWING HEARTS” in a federal filing under the Trademarks Act. As of January 8, 2020 a phrase inspired by the Canadian national anthem has been registered as a trademark for promotion and advertisement of Canada as an international tourism destination.