Trademarks mean something different up there, I guess

Can a building be a trademark? Can a photo of a building be a trademark? Can a drawing based on a photo of a building be a trademark? I’d be inclined to answer no, no, maybe.

Well, when the Supreme Court of your local country says it is, the answer is yes, it seems. One more reason to be glad we’re Americans (not “North Americans”), I guess. As the offending blogger, TheCourt.ca, put it, “one takedown message from the Supreme Court of Canada is… interesting; two would be unfortunate.” Yes, it would be — in more ways than two!

Hat tip to Library Boy.

Ron Coleman

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3 thoughts on “Trademarks mean something different up there, I guess

  1. Glad to see you picked up this piece. Can I ask only that you change the URL in your comment to TheCourt.ca instead of .com?  (This was picked up by another reader — thanks.  Can you imagine a more typical Yankee mistake? — RDC)

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