Ms Nora Labbancz

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Federal Court affirms that trademark use for services does not require bricks-and-mortar business in Canada
Canada | 05 November 2018

A recent Federal Court of Canada decision signals that it is maintaining consistency in its broad interpretation of use of a trademark in connection with services and provides comfort for non-Canadian businesses that have no physical presence in Canada. The decisions reverse a longstanding trend by the Trademarks Opposition Board of ignoring ancillary services as being sufficient to constitute use in Canada.