Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case
Rebecca Jones was quoted in The Globe and Mail article Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case on July 4, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball challenging whether the Human Rights Tribunal has jurisdiction over the use of a federal trademark.
Lawyers for Mr. Cardinal say trademarks are not relevant to the case. The issue, they say, is whether the team provided a service, which would place it within the ambit of the Ontario Human Rights Code.
“The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has jurisdiction to determine whether or not displaying an image or a word in the delivery of a service is discriminatory,” one of Mr. Cardinal’s lawyers, Rebecca Jones, said in an interview.