In November 2019, Corus Radio brought forward an injunction to restrict Calgary-based Harvard Broadcasting from using the POWER 107 name and logo after it rebranded its Edmonton HOT 107 radio station to POWER 107 earlier this year. While Corus is not currently using the POWER brand in Edmonton, it still holds the copyrights and trademarks related to POWER 92 logos and a trademark on the words POWER 97 (a station it currently operates in Winnipeg).
The ruling determined that Harvard Broadcasting Inc. is restrained from using the POWER 107 name or logo, the POWER 97 word mark, any trademarks or trade-names that includes POWER or any trademark or trade-name that is similar to the POWER 97 word mark in the in the radio industry.
Corus, founded in 1999, is one of Canada’s largest media and broadcasting companies that creates and delivers quality brands and content for audiences around the world. Corus owns 39 radio stations and includes a network of news-talk radio stations as well as classic rock, country, new rock and contemporary music formats.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Corus Radio with a team consisting of Colin Feasby (Corporate Commercial Litigation), Kelly Moffatt (Commercial), Nathan White (Litigation), Daniel Downie and Storme Mckop (Articling Student).