Author: Lina Bensaidane, Isabelle Kalar and Jean-Philippe Mikus

About Lina Bensaidane, Isabelle Kalar and Jean-Philippe Mikus

Lina is a lawyer in Fasken’s intellectual property group in the Montreal office. She advises and represents clients in a wide range of copyright, trademark and regulatory matters, namely in the health and pharmaceutical industry. She also regularly assists corporations with strategic counselling in intellectual property and technology in mergers and acquisitions.

Trademark Year in Review: Notable Trademark Decisions in 2021

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The past year has brought forward several important decisions in Canada trademark law. From depreciation of goodwill claims, objections founded on bad faith and lack of distinctiveness, several cases have highlighted certain challenges that trademark owners may face in enforcing their rights.

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