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Federal Court of Appeal finds trademark infringement in flap over Swiss flag logo

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:03 AM | By Ian Burns

A Canadian luggage company has been dealt a blow after the Federal Court of Appeal ruled several of its logos would be “likely to cause confusion” with the trademark of a Swiss company specializing in goods marked with a symbol resembling the cross on the Swiss flag.

Bill Northcote, Shibley Righton LLPThe decision in Group III International Ltd. v. Travelway Group International Ltd. 2017 FCA 215, released Nov. 6, stems from a complaint Swiss-based Wenger S.A. and its affiliates, Group III International Ltd. and Holiday Group Inc.,...