What’s in a label? The Genealogy of MWG

July 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

History of MWG:

MWG was founded in 1928 as a workwear manufacturer for the western rural and industrial farming population.  They unionized in 1947 (UNITE Local 459).  Purchased their plant in Winnipeg in 1978.  In 1990 they began manufacturing flame-resistant protective clothing.  They are quite proud about their machinery and their safety record. Not sure if they’re still making western shirts since Sears Canada seems to be sold out.

The MWG Trademark:

Mark Image

Word Mark MWG
Goods and Services IC 025. US 039. G & S: shirts; outerwear; namely, jackets, shells, parkas, ski-suits, snowsuits, sport coats and blazers; activewear; namely, shorts, T-shirts, undershirts, singlets, tank tops, sweat pants, sweat shirts, track suits, warm-up suits, rugby pants and casual trousers; and headwear; namely, hats, caps, toques, headbands and scarves; all of the foregoing for men, women, youth and children. FIRST USE: 19800000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19800000
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 05.03.03 – Maple leaf
Serial Number 74254176
Filing Date March 10, 1992
Current Filing Basis 1A;44E
Original Filing Basis 1A;44D
Published for Opposition September 14, 1993
Registration Number 1809260
Registration Date December 7, 1993
Owner (REGISTRANT) MWG Apparel Corp. CORPORATION CANADA 1147 Notre Dame Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA R3E 3G1
Attorney of Record Kirk M. Hudson
Priority Date December 11, 1991
Description of Mark The drawing is lined for the color red and color is claimed as a feature of the mark.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20030726.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20030726
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

MWG Registration Certificate:

CANADIAN TRADE-MARK DATA

*** Note Data on trade-marks is shown in the official language in which it was submitted.

The database was last updated on: 2011-06-28

EXPUNGED
1981-08-05
1983-12-23
1999-08-18

REGISTRANT:
MWG APPAREL CORP.,
1147 NOTRE DAME AVENUE,
WINNIPEG,
R3E 3G1
MANITOBA

REPRESENTATIVE FOR SERVICE:
RONALD S. ADE
102 – 1015 WILKES AVENUE
WINNIPEG
MANITOBA R3P 2R8

TRADE-MARK:
MWG & DESIGN

MARK DESCRIPTIVE REFERENCE:
MWG & DESIGN

INDEX HEADINGS:
MWG

WG (MWG)

VIENNA INFORMATION:

Code Description
26.4.2 Rectangles

WARES:
(1) Clothing, namely, shirts, western shirts, pants, jeans, jackets, parkas, and carcoats.

CLAIMS:
Used in CANADA since at least as early as 1975.

ASSOCIATED MARKS:

TMA410,846
ACTION DATE BF COMMENTS
Filed 1981-08-05
Registered 1983-12-23
Renewal Notice Sent 1999-01-20
Expunged – Failure to Renew 1999-08-18

CANADIAN TRADE-MARK DATA

*** Note Data on trade-marks is shown in the official language in which it was submitted.

The database was last updated on: 2011-06-28

REGISTERED
1991-12-12
1992-11-25
1993-04-09

REGISTRANT:
MWG APPAREL CORP.,
1147 NOTRE DAME AVENUE,
WINNIPEG,
R3E 3G1
MANITOBA

REPRESENTATIVE FOR SERVICE:
RONALD S. ADE
102 – 1015 WILKES AVENUE
WINNIPEG
MANITOBA R3P 2R8

TRADE-MARK:
MWG & DESIGN

MARK DESCRIPTIVE REFERENCE:
MWG & DESIGN

DISCLAIMER TEXT:
The right to the exclusive use of the eleven-point maple leaf is disclaimed apart from the trade-mark.

INDEX HEADINGS:
MWG

VIENNA INFORMATION:

Code Description
5.3.4 Vine leaves (except 5.3.19), plane leaves, maple leaves
5.3.14 One leaf
5.3.50 11-pointed Canadian maple leaf (leaves)
29.1.1 Red, pink, orange

COLOUR CLAIM:
The red color of the maple leaf is an important feature of the mark and the color red is claimed as a distinctive feature of this trade mark.

WARES:
(1) Men’s, women’s, youths’ and children’s shirts, outerwear, namely, jackets, shells, parkas, ski or snow suits, sport coats and blazers, activewear, namely, shorts, T-shirts, undershirts, singlets, tank tops, sweatpants, sweatshirts, track suits, warmup suits, rugby pants and casual trousers, headwear, namely, hats, caps, toques and headbands, and scarves.

CLAIMS:
Used in CANADA since at least as early as 1980.

ASSOCIATED MARKS:

TMA552,364
ACTION DATE BF COMMENTS
Filed 1991-12-12
Created 1991-12-12
Search Recorded 1992-03-12
Correspondence Created 1992-04-23
Approved 1992-07-16
Advertised 1992-11-25 Vol.39 Issue 1987
Allowance Notice Sent 1993-02-19 1993-08-19
Allowed 1993-02-19
Registered 1993-04-09
Rep for Service Name Change 2000-10-10
Rep for Service Name Change 2004-01-07
Rep for Service Changed 2007-11-19 From: 8069 To: 5774 / Voir Preuve au dossier/See evidence on File No. 695218
Renewed 2008-04-09 DP:2008/01/25 RD:2008/01/24 RR:(5774) RONALD S. ADE

MWG shirt available for sale at Vintrowear.com:

Light blue MWG vintage mens western shirt embroidered with horseshoes and feathers. Rau Klikit pearl snaps. Made in Canada. No tears or stains, near perfect condition.

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