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McKeown, John

The Importance of Understanding How the Trademark Registration System Works

December 05, 2017
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

Below is an excerpt from John McKeown’s December 2017 Monthly IP Blog.

A brand owner should understand how  … Read more

McKeown, John

The Difficulty in Showing Acquired Distinctiveness of Marks Consisting of a Shape

November 24, 2017
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

A recent decision of the U.K Court of Appeal illustrates the difficulties in enforcing trademarks consisting of the  … Read more

McKeown, John

A Trademark Registration Must be Supported by Use

November 24, 2017
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

A recent decision of the Federal Court clarifies when the distribution of samples of products is use of  … Read more

McKeown, John

The Impact of the Use of Infringing Variants

November 24, 2017
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

In the September 2016 newsletter we referred to a decision of the Federal Court that reached a surprising  … Read more

McKeown, John

The Impact of Freedom of Expression in Granting an Interlocutory Injunction

November 24, 2017
John McKeown | Copyright/Advertising, Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal considered the grant of an interlocutory injunction to  … Read more

McKeown, John

Choosing a Brand Name – International Considerations

November 03, 2017
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

Below is an excerpt from John McKeown’s November 2017 Monthly IP Blog.

When a brand name is used  … Read more