CIPPIC Files its Factum in Parody Appeal

- 2018-07-04 -

We've filed our Memorandum of Fact and Law in our intervention in Cooperstock v. United in the Federal Court of Appeal.  Focusing on trade-mark, CIPPIC argue that interpretation of the Trade-marks Act must be grounded in its nexus to trade and its intrinsic balance of competing interests.  These interests include consumer protection, free competition, and freedom of expression.

Update:  Also filed: the CCLA intervention, focusing on the copyright aspects of the case.