Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation?

This month, Vancouver hosted the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) which celebrates Vancouver’s dynamic and growing arts and culture scene (dance, music, food, crafts) surrounded by the city’s best and most stunning outdoor mural art. More information on the VMF can be found on their site,  www.VanMuralFest.ca . As we wound our way through the festival [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:46:30-07:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|

Upcoming Updates to Canada’s Trademarks Act

In June 2014, major amendments were passed to Canada’s Trademarks Act (the “Act”). After having been postponed several times, the implementation date of these changes is now set for June 17, 2019. One of the most significant updates to the Act is the elimination of the prior “use” requirement for registration of a trademark. With [...]

By |2018-11-28T09:18:58-07:00November 21st, 2018|Intellectual Property|