Trademark Litigation Case Samples:
Swiss Hotel Giant vs. former Canadian franchisees
We represented the plaintiff, a Swiss hotel and restaurant group, against a former franchisee and his companies. The Defendants, were represented by one Canada’s largest IP boutiques and changed counsel 3 times. The Defendants consented to judgment, abandoned and transferred several trademarks to the plaintiff.
Iconic Bermuda-based Liquor producer vs. Ontario Wine Producer
We represented the plaintiff, an iconic purveyor of spirits, in a Federal Court trademark infringement suit, against the defendant, a well-known spirits producer in southern Ontario. The plaintiff, previously represented by one of the largest firms in Canada, came to us after 2 years of litigation and several concurrent opposition proceedings between the parties. Within 2 years of hiring us, the action and all concurrent proceedings were resolved.
Giant International Automobile Manufacturer vs. Alberta-based Oil Transport Company
We represented the Respondent, a Canadian Alberta-based oil transport company against one of the largest international automobile manufacturers, based in the United States. The applicant sought to register its mark in association with both goods and services, by way of expunging the previously held mark of the Respondent. The Respondent was always entitled to its mark, and sought us as counsel to defend it at the Trademarks Opposition Board, and subsequently, Federal Court. We were successful in maintaining the registered mark of Alberta-based oil transport company.