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McKeown, John

Trademark Protection – Essential Requirements

February 09, 2018
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

Below is an excerpt from John McKeown’s February 2018 Monthly IP Blog.

Once it has been decided to

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Geographical Indications in Canada

February 01, 2018
Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

What is a Geographical Indication?

A geographical indication is a trademark used on products that have a specific  … Read more

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Helping to Ensure the Admissibility of Survey Evidence

January 23, 2018
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada illustrates there are tactical advantages to combining claims for  … Read more

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Top Trademark Cases in 2017

January 23, 2018
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

There are many decided cases each year concerning trademarks.  Many of the cases involve a determination of the  … Read more

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Top Canadian Copyright Cases for 2017

January 23, 2018
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

2017 was a significant year for copyright decisions. The reported decisions reflect the broad impact of copyright on  … Read more

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Scandalous, Obscene, or Immoral Trademarks Revisited

January 23, 2018
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

In September we discussed the potential registration of trademarks categorized as “scandalous, obscene or immoral” marks. A case  … Read more