Think You Can Make Your Trade-mark Not Deceptively Misdescriptive By Stating the Country of Origin on the Product Packaging? Think Again…

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has upheld an Trade-marks Opposition Board decision stating that a trade-mark is still deceptively misdescriptive of a product’s country of origin even if the product’s packaging contains an accurate country of origin statement.

Canadian cigarette packs may display new warnings: Health Canada

Health Canada is testing new health warnings for display on Canadian cigarette packaging. Two of those warnings contain photos of a Canadian anti-smoking activist when she was dying from cancer.

Canada’s Competition Bureau targeting bamboo fabrics

The Competition Bureau recently announced that it is taking steps to ensure that bamboo fabrics are labelled and marketed in accordance with Canadian laws. Under Canada’s Textile Labelling Act (“TLA”) and associated regulations, “bamboo” is not an acceptable generic name for a textile fibre unless the fibre consists of natural bamboo that has been mechanically … Continue reading

Canada’s Competition Bureau issues reminder about metal jewellery quality marks

The Competition Bureau has issued a reminder quality marks requirements for precious metal jewellery. Such markings are not required, but must meet specific criteria if applied to precious metal jewellery imported tinto or sold in Canada.

Regulatory update: Proposed regulations for mandatory allergen, gluten and sulphites labelling

On July 26, 2008, Health Canada published proposed amendments to Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) regarding the declaration of food allergens, gluten and sulphites. Generally, manufacturers and importers will have one (1) year to comply once the final regulations are published. The proposed amendments would require the labels of certain prepackaged foods to declare … Continue reading