RonK wrote:Xplora wrote:But they are in under Canada law, Ron. Yeah?
Yes, and Canadian trademark law requires very specific nomination of the items to which the trademark applies.Specialized has owned the trademark in Canada since 2007. The protection applies to "Bicycles, bicycle frames, and bicycle components, namely bicycle handlebars, bicycle front fork, and bicycle tires."
Clearly a shop, even a bike shop, is none of these. Specialized know they would loose in court - they are using their financial power to bully the shop.
A bike shop deals in all of those things. That is the risk of confusion.