BPC Bulletin: Trademark Protection v. Satire

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee

 

On April 1, 2019, Quebec’s Superior Court of Justice began to hear the dispute between Québecor and the Journal de Mourréal.

Québecor publishes Le Journal de Montréal, a newspaper. The Journal de Mourréal is a satirical website.

Québecor argues that the Journal de Mourréal is guilty of trademark infringement.

REPORTAGE

English

The Canadian Press reports:
https://globalnews.ca/news/5118711/quebecor-journal-de-mourreal-court/

La Presse Canadienne reports:

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/quebecor-opens-its-lawsuit-against-satirical-journal-de-mourreal-website

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/fake-news-story-harmed-my-personal-life-radio-canada-host-tells-court

French

In Le Journal de Montréal, Michael Nguyen reports:

www.journaldemontreal.com/2019/04/01/debut-du-proces-civil-contre-le-site-satirique-journal-de-mourreal

La Presse Canadienne reports:

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1161746/journal-mourreal-proces-media-qmi-marque-commerce

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1162029/proces-journal-mourreal-bernard-motulsky-expert

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1162260/journal-mourreal-quebecor-revenus-modestes

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1162438/journal-mourreal-temoignage-anne-marie-dussault

In Le Devoir, Améli Pineda reports:

https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/551427/proces-du-journal-de-mourreal-anne-marie-dussault-a-la-barre-des-temoins

Thanks go to Charles Montpetit who forwarded the French news reports.

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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