Loblaw’s Ziggy Brand Takes on Ziggy Wine in Trademark Opposition

Andrei Mincov's commentary on the original article
You would expect
that the website dedicated to trademark searches would be able to distinguish between a registered and an allowed trademark. The sentence "The vineyard registered its Ziggy trademark in 2015." is factually incorrect. They applied to register their trademark in 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office allowed that trademark, and now it is being opposed by Loblaw. What's really interesting in this case is whether wine would be considered to be closely related to "bread and cakes, prepared meats and packaged foods, coffee, and restaurant services." If the answer is yes, the Loblaw would prevail. If the answer is no, then the two trademarks would be allowed to exist. Would be an interesting fight to watch...
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