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Federal Court grants rare interlocutory injunction over trademarked slogan

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 2:19 PM | By Tom Venetis

A Federal Court judge issued an interlocutory injunction blocking Sears Canada Inc. from using a marketing slogan that closely resembled the trademarked slogan used by Sleep Country Canada Inc.

Sleep Country Canada Inc. v Sears Canada Inc. 2017 FC 148 focused on Sears Canada’s use of the marketing slogan, “There is no reason to buy a mattress anywhere else” that Sleep Country argued infringed on its trademarked, “Why buy a mattress anywhere else?” Sleep Country alleged that Sears’ use of its marketing slogan was causing irreparable...