More than 3,600 names were submitted to a Canadian auction, and only a handful of them could be found.
Auctions normally include thousands of different types of objects, but a few items were deemed “incorrectly submitted” because they contained the same letter, or spelled the same word.
This is a “potential issue,” a spokesperson for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) told The Globe and Mail.
It’s not uncommon for the CIPO to send out a “bad-to-exceed” notice, a request for the item’s registration and ownership to be revoked.
But this case is different.
The CIPo says it’s “not aware of any actual cases where the names have been used improperly,” and the agency has not received a complaint from the buyer.
That could be because there are no complaints about the sale.
The buyer told the CBC that the auction “was not meant to be used for anything.”
The sale is now scheduled for April 15.
The seller, who declined to be named, told CBC that he and his wife are planning to move to Ontario.
The couple has been renting an apartment in Calgary for two years.
“We’ve got our eyes on an apartment near Calgary, and we are very excited,” he said.
A lot of people have been buying a lot of houses at the same time.
It could also be the result of people looking for an escape from the housing crisis, according to a recent study by CIBC.
The average price of a single-family home in the GTA rose 1.8 per cent in 2017, the study found.
The number of people moving into Toronto jumped 13 per cent, from 3,500 to 3,715, according the Toronto Real Estate Board.