Canadian Trade-mark Battles

If we were to rank intellectual property battles over Canadian culture, last month’s dispute in PEI over the use of the trade-marks surrounding Anne of Green Gables might beat out last year’s domain name fight over Hockey Night in Canada . Third place might go to last year’s trade-mark spat between Tim Horton’s and an American professional bass fisherman by the same name in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. In a rare moment of Canadian cultural imperialism, the coffee-and-donut icon forced Mr. Horton the fisherman to abandon his US trade-mark application for 1 TIM HORTON.

Calgary – 22:32 MST

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