Archive for November, 2006

OnScope - Pretty Cool Actually!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Last month a couple of nice people from OnScope came by our office and introduced me to their trade-mark database services.

Usually, I’m a bit skeptical about such services (I mean, the entire Canadian trade-mark database is publicly available at no charge through the Strategis website), but I’d seen some of the advertisements for […]

Fun Trade-marks

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

This week’s Trade-marks Journal (link to pdf) had a few amusing and interesting trade-mark applications advertised, including:

BIKER MICE FROM MARS - 1,258,883, by Brentwood Television Funnies, Inc. in relation to a variety of wares and services, including the provision of animated television programs. See the official TV Series website […]

Web 2.0 - Advertised and, apparently, over and done with

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Stuart MacDonald recently noted that the whole Web 2.0 thing is over and done with.

Kinda funny that the Canadian trade-mark application for WEB 2.0 was also recently advertised in the Trade-marks Journal.

See application no. 1,295,511 by CMP Media LLC for use in relation to, among other things, trade shows, expositions and business conferences […]

New Search tool for Wares and Services Manual

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

CIPO announced today that it has a new search tool to enable trade-mark examiners, trade-mark agents and trade-mark applicants to better search for acceptable terminology when describing their wares or services.

It can be found here.

I just used to download the latest pdf version of the Wares and Services manual and then use the search features […]

Opposed to BLING?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Last month I noted that there was an advertisement in the Trade-marks Journal for a trade-mark application for BLING - 1,234,016, in relation to jewellery, rings, earrings, chains, bracelets, precious stones, gold, silver, platinum, clocks, watches, figurines, crystal ornaments.

“Bling” is slang for expensive and ostentatious jewelry and the like, so I wondered how this got […]