Wednesday, November 27, 2019


The Complainant is a corporation using the PARSONS trademark in Canada and relies on its Canadian trademark applications (filed by Parsons Corporation in the US). 

The Panel found that the Complainant failed to satisfy the Canadian presence requirements, since it is a Canadian licensee of the trademark owner.   Since it is relying on common law trademark rights, the complaint would have failed in the absence of a registered trademark in any event (even if filed by the US corporation).

You can read the decision here.

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