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Can a trademark infringer argue that its own infringing use has rendered the trademark unenforceable?
In Canada, absolutely yes, though the prospects of success in that argument will depend on the facts. A trademark can become unenforceable if it ceases to be distinctive of the owner (s. 18(1)(b), Trade-marks Act).Read More