2019 was a year to remember in Canadian trademark law primarily because, after a delay of five years, Canada finally implemented the amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act introduced in 2014.
You’ve seen the pink ribbon, the Coca-Cola polar bears, and the Project Red Starbucks cards. You might have even worn the infamous yellow Livestrong bracelet at one point. Cause marketing is more prevalent than ever before, as more for-profit businesses see the benefits of partnering with non-profit organizations for mutual benefit, and consumers seek brands that do good, in addition to doing well...
On February 19th, 2013, Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked. By hacked, we mean totally overhauled to look like a McDonald’s Twitter account, and offensive and indiscernible tweets sent out. The contravention lasted about three hours, until Twitter suspended the account. Burger King sent out the following press release, in regards to the situation: