What is real
is not external form.”
Why is Canada so different from Europe concerning trademark registrations?
We are currently representing a Swiss chocolatier in order to protect its IP portfolio in Canada.
The Canadian IP Office, unlike Europe, inquires by default if there are other similar trademarks that already registered.
Given the situation, we are developing the appropriate argumentation to succeed in registering our Client’s trademarks.
As of July 2018, we are handling a case regarding the banking industry. Our client is a private equity US firm which has completed the acquisition of a subsidiary bank from a giant group in this field. They intend to rebrand the business and step by step to reach the objective to strengthen the Eastern ( learn more )
Shortly after the Brexit vote, its effects on the UKIPO (UK Intellectual Property Office) and EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) started to be noticed. The impact is going to be even bigger on some EU IP rights once the Brexit will actually be enforced, only if by that time no other arrangements will be ( learn more )
Wide known fact: When an owner has a pending trademark application is entitled to market goods and services bearing the brand that is still to be registered. However, he can meet the situation in which the registration could not go smoothly. For instance, if conflicts are arising with earlier marks, then the brand might not ( learn more )