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Trademark Invalidated as “Bad Faith” Attempt to Extort Legitimate Owner


A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada provides some helpful guidance and reassurance to foreign franchisors whose expansion into Canada may be obstructed by “bad faith” trademark squatting.

The Cassels Intellectual Property Group has provided a helpful summary of the case here.

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This publication is a general summary of the law. It does not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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