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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:02

"Redskins" Trademarks in Canada

Written by Teresa Scassa
Last week, the CBC reported that an amateur football club in Nepean, Ontario, reached the decision to change its name following a spate of negative publicity that enveloped it after it was revealed that a human rights complaint had been filed in relation to its name. The Nepean Redskins had used this name for their club since 1981. The organization's jerseys, helmets and website also feature the same Indian-head logo as the U.S.-based Washington Redskins…

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 09:48

Band’s Logo Attracts Provincial Ire

Written by Teresa Scassa
The Alberta rock band named Jr. Gone Wild has been in the news after Alberta’s Department of Culture ordered it to stop using a modified version of the province’s official emblem as part of the band’s logo. A photo of the band’s logo can be viewed along with the Edmonton Journal article on this issue. A law titled the Emblems of Alberta Act makes it an offence to use “for commercial or business purposes” the…

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