• The Supreme Court of Canada Allows Masterpiece’s Appeal and Expunges Alavida’s Registration
  • June 6, 2011 | Authors: Kathleen Lemieux; Hafeez Rupani
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Ottawa Office
  • In a strongly-worded and highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) unanimously allowed Masterpiece Inc.’s appeal in Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc. and ordered the expungement of Alavida Lifestyle Inc.’s registration for the trade-mark MASTERPIECE LIVING from the Canadian trade-marks Register based on the prior use by Masterpiece of unregistered trade-marks and trade names containing the element MASTERPIECE.