Cable / Telecom News

Telus files trademark for newcomer assistance program


By Ahmad Hathout VANCOUVER -- Telus Corp. has filed a trademark this month for a program intended to aid newcomers in obtaining services including telecommunications, healthcare and job opportunities, according to a filing on November 3. The trademark is for the name “Brightstart,” a program that supposedly includes as its services “providing information to newcomers relating to telecommunications and services” and “educational services namely providing resources to newcomers relating to job and career opportunities and resume preparation services.” According to the filing, a pre-assessment letter was sent to Telus informing it that the goods or services were not acceptable. The...