Archive for October, 2007

Voluntary Disclaimers – May Still Be A Good Idea

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

In my previous posting I noted that there is case law which holds that a lack of a disclaimer is not a proper ground for an Opposition and that, therefore, the recent Practice Notice (which states that the Canadian Trade-mark Office will no longer require disclaimers) is probably not going to result in increased oppositions; […]

Lack of Disclaimers – Not a Ground for Opposition

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

In a previous posting I noted that the Canadian Trade-marks Office recently published a Practice Notice stating that the Registrar of Trade-marks will no longer require an applicant for registration of a trade-mark to enter disclaimers for those portions of the trade-mark that are not independently registrable.

I still don’t know what prompted this Practice Notice […]