Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Bennett Jones LLP
A recent decision involving an AT&T trademark demonstrates how the global reach of technology businesses can sometimes result in a blurring of markets...
Bennett Jones LLP
The fair dealing user right, as an exception to copyright infringement, has its limits.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In United Airlines, Inc. v. Cooperstock, 2017 FC 616, the Federal Court of Canada enjoined a disgruntled traveler from using colorable variations of United Airlines' trademarks on a protest website he set up at www.untied.com.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
From August 9, 2017 to September 29, 2017, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is holding a public consultation on proposed reforms to the Copyright Board of Canada.
Gowling WLG
On July 14, 2017, Health Canada released the Therapeutic Products Directorate Statistical Report 2016/2017 for the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and Data Protection.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Federal Court granted an appeal from the Registrar's decision finding that AT&T's registration for its GO PHONE trademark was to be expunged pursuant to section 45 of the Trademarks Act.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Default judgment for copyright infringement upheld by Court as no evidence found for out-of-court settlement.
Gowling WLG
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has released draft revisions to the Patent Rules for public consultation.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada, released a landmark patent decision abolishing Canada's so-called ‘Promise Doctrine' by finding it "unsound", "not good law"...
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
The Government of Canada has been overhauling Canada's trademark laws in an effort to modernize its intellectual property (IP) framework.
Bennett Jones LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently confirmed the availability of a novel form of worldwide injunction whereby Google, a non-party to the litigation, was required to block worldwide access...
Bennett Jones LLP
In Ontario cottage country, locals have been confronted with the registration of the trademark HALIBURTON, the name of the county in which they operate.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On appeal, AT&T filed new evidence and the standard of review applied was correctness.
Cox & Palmer
For over a decade, universities have had free-rein to use copyright-protected work for the purposes of education, research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, satire and/or parody...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
As has been reported for several years, major amendments to Canada's Trademarks Act were passed in 2014 which, upon implementation, will broaden the definition of a ‘trademark'...
MBM Intellectual Property Law
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners exhibit an extraordinarily high level of motivation. They are individuals with the wide-ranging skill set that is necessary to achieve success in their chosen field.
Gowling WLG
We previously reported on Bill C-30 which made important changes to Canada's intellectual property landscape reflecting its commitments under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between CETA.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Canadian Patent Rules are being amended to enable implementation of various outstanding amendments to the Patent Act. Together, the amendments to both the Act and the Rules ensure Canada's compliance with the Patent Law Treaty.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
It's 2017 and apparently, every year that goes by brings something new that we never thought we'd ever see possible. Now, animals seem to be able to sue humans over anything they please.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Ainsi que nous l'avons rapporté le 20 juin 2017, l'Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada (OPIC) a récemment publié une nouvelle ébauche du Règlement sur les dessins industriels.
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The particularities of Québec are often complex and can vary depending on the nature of your activities and your situation, whether it involves language requirements, labour standards or...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed for the first time in the recent decision Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. that Canadian courts can order the worldwide removal of search results.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The age of the Internet poses many new challenges to those individuals seeking to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights online.
MBM Intellectual Property Law
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada, in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 2017 SCC 36, has determined that the Promise Doctrine is not the correct method of determining whether the utility requirement...
Gowling WLG
In its decision in The Dow Chemical Company v. Nova Chemicals Corporation, 2017 FC 637, the Federal Court of Canada has awarded the successful plaintiff (Dow Chemical) over $644,000,000...
Cox & Palmer
For over a decade, universities have had free-rein to use copyright-protected work for the purposes of education, research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, satire and/or parody...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
As part of the implementation of various changes to Canadian Trademark Laws, the Federal Government of Canada released in June, 2017 the new proposed Trademark Regulations for public consultation.
McInnes Cooper
On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court of Canada made it clear that there are but two ways to avoid a tariff set by the Copyright Board of Canada Board under Canada's Copyright Act:
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In Astra-Zeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 2017 SCC 36, the Supreme Court has significantly curtailed the ability to challenge a patent monopoly on the basis of an unsubstantiated promise in...
Fasken Martineau (French)
Compte tenu de l'économie mondiale, les entreprises se rendent à l'évidence que l'innovation et la protection de leurs droits de propriété intellectuelle (PI) deviennent de plus en plus essentielles.
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