Our Blog

The IP@Nelligan blog is published by the Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP Intellectual Law Group. It provides information and practical insights on legal issues related to intellectual property law in Canada and around the world, including copyright, patents, trade-marks, industrial designs, domain names, trade secrets, licensing, litigation, and much more!

How Can We Help You?

Please provide your information below to contact a member of our Intellectual Property Group or give us your feedback.

Click on the arrow to submit your information
submit
Testimonials
  • I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Wing for his exemplary work.

    -H.

Subscribe to Our Blog

Subscribe to IP@Nelligan by entering your e-mail address in the box below.

Follow Us
Tags
Archive
2017
    January
2016
    December
    November
    October
    September
    August
    July
    June
    April
    March
    February
    January
2015
    December
    October
    September
    August
    July
    June
    May
    April
    February
    January
2014
    December
    November
    October
    September
    August
    July
    June
    May
    April

CIPO Update: The 11th Edition of the Nice Classification

by Blog Editor on January 5, 2017

CIPO Update: The 11th Edition of the Nice Classification

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has just announced that the 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of Registration of Marks (known as the Nice Classification) has now entered into force.

Read more on "CIPO Update: The 11th Edition of the Nice Classification"

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Michael Jordan Wins Victory In China's People's Supreme Court

by Adam M. Tracey on December 21, 2016

Michael Jordan Wins Victory In China's People's Supreme Court

In a long and storied professional basketball career resulting in six NBA championships and five Most Valuable Player awards, former Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan was known for his fierce competitiveness and merciless demeanour both on and off the court.

His status as one of the most decorated players in sport’s history was deftly managed into an iconic sportswear brand in the years following his successful career. The famous “Jumpman” logo and the “Jordan” brand, owned by the American sportswear giant Nike, Inc., are trademarks recognized worldwide for their association with Mr. Jordan’s unparalleled athletic grace and determination.

Read more on "Michael Jordan Wins Victory In China's People's Supreme Court"

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Season's Greetings from the IP Group

by Taiji Yoshino on December 21, 2016

Season's Greetings from the IP Group at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP!

We wish you a happy and wonderful holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous new year!

Wing Yan, Taiji Yoshino, David Stout, and Adam Tracey


TAGS: News, Events


Blacklock's Reporter and Fair Dealing: An Update

by Blog Editor on December 13, 2016

Blacklock's Reporter and Fair Dealing: An Update

In a victory for the principle of fair dealing, the Federal Court last month dismissed the copyright infringement lawsuit by subscription news site Blacklock’s Reporter against the federal Department of Finance.

Readers may recall that Blacklock’s Reporter alleged that a staff member at the Department of Finance shared two paywall-protected articles with five of her colleagues, thereby breaching copyright. The company was seeking $17, 209 in damages. You can read more about the lead-up to the case in our previous blog post Blacklock's Reporter - Paywalls and Fair Dealing.

Read more on "Blacklock's Reporter and Fair Dealing: An Update"

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Would The Real "Fashion Santa" Please Stand Up?

by Adam M. Tracey on November 30, 2016

Would The Real

An interesting clash between the rights afforded under trademark and copyright law is brewing in Toronto, just in time for the holiday season.

Toronto model Paul Mason, popularly known as the “Fashion Santa”, is considering his legal options after being replaced in a popular holiday advertising campaign at Yorkdale Mall. Mr. Mason’s stylish outfits and distinctive white beard created quite the social media sensation in 2015, putting a distinctly modern spin on our concept of Old St Nick. You can read more about this unique IP case here.

Read more on "Would The Real "Fashion Santa" Please Stand Up?"

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Read more