If Only You Sold the Burgers Raw… 


BIG MAC smashes burger BIG JACK  The buns have been burned and there is sauce on the floor as the Federal Court hands down its decision in the great burger war between McDonald’s and Hungry Jack’s – McD Asia Pacific LLC v Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1412 a single judge decision before Justice […]

Canada Trade Mark Update: Additional French-language requirements

Canadian flag in the mountains

On 1 June 2025, Canadian traders may be impacted by wide-ranging amendments to the Charter of French Language made by Bill 96 which affect trading in Quebec. Nine of Canada’s provinces and three of its territories are English speaking.  However, in Quebec which is the largest province by area and the second-largest by population, French is the official and preponderant […]