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.

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