Trademark News & Screw-ups Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case

Just when the U.S. Supreme Court has found that hurt feelings of some people do not trump commercial rights of brand owners, there's this push in Canada in the opposite direction. Canadian Human Rights Tribunals are notorious for being venues where you can get bullied for a totally made-up reason without the possibility of getting the malicious claimant to pay for the time and other resources you are wasting responding to their vexatious claim. Unfortunately, we are seeing more and more cases of misguided "snowflake" activism where the go-to solution for those brought up in the trigger-warning environment is to ban all instances of speech and expression that may potentially hurt their feelings. To witness it in a country that claims to respect freedom is sad and, frankly, disappointing.

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