Catherine M. Dennis Brooks

Associée | Toronto

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The Countdown to June 17, 2019 is On: Act Now to Protect Your Trademark Portfolio and Save Money before Canada’s New Trademark Regime Takes Effect

On June 17, 2019, the long-awaited changes to Canada’s trademark regime will take effect. The key changes were highlighted in our previous IP alerts published November 22, 2018, June 22, 2017, October 26, 2015 and June 23, 2014. In light of these...

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Change on the Horizon: Significant Amendments to Canada’s Trademark Laws Take Effect on June 17, 2019: What Charities and Not-for-Profits Can Do Now to Prepare

First tabled in 2014, Canada’s trademark regime changes are finally set to take effect on June 17, 2019. The trademark regime changes represent the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark laws (in both substance and procedure) since 1954 and are...

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The Date is Set – Canada’s New Trademark Laws Take Effect on June 17, 2019: What You Can Do Now to Prepare

By Order In Council Number 2018-1329 issued by the Canadian Privy Council Office, Canada’s long-awaited trademark regime changes are now set to take effect on June 17, 2019. The trademark regime changes represent the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark...

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Canada’s Proposed New Trademark Regulations Released for Comment

On June 19, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released its draft Regulations under Canada’s new Trademarks Act, which received Royal Assent in 2014, but is not yet in force.  Read the draft Trademark Regulations.  The draft Regulations are...

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Draft Regulations Relating to Signage in Quebec and French Language

On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French when a trademark in a language other than...

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Draft Regulations Relating to Signage in Quebec and French Language

On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French when a trademark in a language other than...

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“Official Mark” Protection for School Boards

School boards in Ontario are facing new pressures as a result of declining enrolment and decreases in funding, competition for students from private speciality schools and scrutiny by much more informed and sophisticated local communities.  In response to these pressures,...

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Significant Changes to Canada’s Trademark Regime: What you Need to Know

The Canadian government has made changes that will impact almost every aspect of trademark practice in Canada. These changes are contained in two pieces of legislation, Bill C-31 and the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act. The changes make it important to...

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Catherine Dennis Books authors Canadian chapter of trademarks guide

International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks

Catherine Dennis Brooks, a partner in Miller Thomson’s Intellectual Property Group, has authored the Canadian Chapter in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Intellectual Property

Global Legal Group Ltd.

Chapter on Canada in the 4th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Intellectual Property.

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Registered Trademarks on Signage in the Province of Quebec

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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Federal Court of Canada Rules on Availability of Trademark and Copyright Protection for Metatags

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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Intellectual Property Forum: Current Developments – Canada

Journal of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

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Canadian Trademark Act Regulations Published for Consultation

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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Royal Assent to Changes in the Canadian Trademarks Act has Significant Implications for Brand Owners

Bill C-31, which will, among other things, implement significant changes to the Canadian trademarks regime, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014. The date on which the Bill, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, will be proclaimed in force...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Proposed Amendments to the Trade-Marks Act

The Canadian government introduced Bill C-31 on March 28, 2014. Bill C-31 is part of an omnibus budget bill, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, which affects more than forty pieces of legislation and includes the most significant...

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Federal Court of Canada Upholds Decision Refusing FLIP-TOP Application for Lack of Distinctively

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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MGM Shows Lion-like Persistence in Protecting Roar

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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No-name Package Causes Confusion in the Dark

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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Read It and Weep!: Is Restaurant Calorie Disclosure an Effective Behaviour Modification Tool?

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Lion’s Roar Caged! Certain Sounds Can Now Be Trade-marked

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.XXX Domain Opt-Out Period Ends

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Trade-mark Confusion Analysis and First-to-Use v. First-to-File Clarified by SCC

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