Features of Colour! Now part of a Combination of Features Protectable as a Canadian Industrial Design

On January 16, 2017, in Industrial Design, Legislation, News, by Natalie Raffoul

We are excited to report that the Industrial Design Office now takes the position that colour may form part of a combination of features that constitute a design as defined in section 2 of the Industrial Design Act.  However, colour as the sole design feature is not considered to fall within the definition of a design. […]

C+BR authors chapter on Canadian Design Protection in the Designs 2015 Publication produced by the World Trademark Review

On January 7, 2015, in Case Law, Designs, News, by Natalie Raffoul

Please find attached a copy of the Canadian section of the Designs 2015 Guide.WTR Designs 2015_Canada

Don’t Throw Rocks at Double Wall Glass

On October 31, 2012, in Case Law, News, by Natalie Raffoul

By Michael House Canadian Federal Court Releases Industrial Design Infringement and Validity Decision The Canadian Federal Court recently released a rare industrial design decision that clarified the standards and analytic approaches to be used for deciding claims of infringement and invalidity under the Industrial Design Act, RSC 1985, c I-9.  The case, Bodum USA Inc […]