Mark needs not describe good or service completely to be descriptive

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In Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board v The Attorney General of Canada (2011 FC 58, January 18 2011),the applicant, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, has learnt a lesson on descriptive marks when its application for the registration of the mark TEACHERS’ was refused.

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