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Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Michael Shortt in an article on the impact of trademark appeal

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“Trademark’s reputation must be based on Canadian not foreign use, says FCA” by Elizabeth Raymer, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Montréal lawyer, Michael Shortt, in an article on the impact of trademark appeal.


The appellant, Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust, “had argued that since it was the first entity to use the mark in Canada, that this made any subsequent use infringing, and that since infringement is a tort, its opponent should not be allowed to rely on its own tortious conduct,” explains Michael Shortt, an intellectual property lawyer and trademark agent at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Montréal, in an email to Legal Feeds.