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Redskins, Eskimos, and Indians: The Canadian Approach to Disparaging Trademarks

August 27, 2015

Susan Keri, Noelle Engle-Hardy and Tamara Céline Winegust write for The Trademark Reporter discussing the "ongoing questions raised by trademark practitioners in Canada, where issues regarding Aboriginal peoples have recently taken a front seat in the national consciousness." The authors examine what trademarks are prohibited in Canada, when a mark is considered obscene or unacceptable, who must be offended, and how to view these concerns from a Canadian perspective.

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of The Trademark Reporter.

 

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Author(s):

Susan Keri Susan Keri
B.A., LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1165  email Susan Keri
Tamara Céline Winegust Tamara Céline Winegust
B.F.A., J.D.
Associate
416.957.1651  email Tamara Céline Winegust