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FinTech Market Study May Lead to Important Regulatory Changes in Canada
The Canadian Competition Bureau has launched a market study into technology-led innovation and emerging services in the Canadian financial services sector.
Canada
31 May 2016
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Improper Priority Claim Is Not A Material Allegation Which Renders Patent Void Under s.53 (Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin — Week Of April 4)
This was a patent infringement action, relating to an invention that pertains to a fast, uniform and contactless method of crosslinking polymers using infrared radiation.
Canada
7 Apr 2016
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Questionable Policy: New Canadian IP Enforcement Guidelines Miss The Mark On Pharma
On March 31, 2016, the Canadian Competition Bureau released a long-awaited substantive update of its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
Canada
6 Apr 2016
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Competition Bureau Publishes Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest
The Competition Bureau has published the Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest to assist in promoting a better understanding of the relevant provisions of the Competition Act...
Canada
26 Jun 2015
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Competition Bureau Takes Action For Misleading Emails
Violation of the Competition Act prohibitions can result in serious remedies, including administrative monetary penalties of up to $1 million per violation for individuals and up to $15 million per violation for organizations.
Canada
13 Apr 2015
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Targeting The Canadian Consumer - An Important Primer On The Advertising And Marketing Laws In Canada
Traditional methods of marketing – advertisements, give-aways, promotions and contests – can still be an effective way to sell a product or service.
Canada
30 Jan 2015
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Efficiencies Win The Day: The Supreme Court Of Canada’s Decision In The Tervita Merger
On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued its first decision under the merger review provisions of the Competition Act ("Act") in nearly twenty years.
Canada
26 Jan 2015
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TransAlta Complaint About Market Surveillance Administrator Dismissed By Alberta Utilities Commission
One of the roles of the Alberta Utilities Commission is to regulate the conduct of electricity market participants so as to promote a competitive market.
Canada
29 May 2014
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Canadian Credit Card Industry Scores A Big Win In Dismissal Of Competition Complaint
The Competition Tribunal has issued a decision dismissing the Commissioner of Competition’s application against Visa and MasterCard.
Canada
24 Jul 2013
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Competition Law And Associations: A Refresher
While it is generally recognized that associations can serve many pro-competitive purposes, they can also, in some cases, serve as a forum for anti-competitive activity.
Canada
19 Dec 2011
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Pre-Merger Notification Threshold Increased For 2011
On February 1, 2011, the Competition Bureau announced that the pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold will be increasing from $70 million to $73 million for 2011
Canada
9 Feb 2011
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Investment Canada Act Threshold for 2011 Increased
Industry Canada announced that the "Investment Canada Act" threshold for the review of direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by World Trade Organization (WTO) investors is expected to increase to $312 million for 2011.
Canada
17 Jan 2011
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Implementation Of Changes To "Competition Act" - Implications For Biotech And Pharma Sector
There are some important changes to the Competition Act (the "Act") that came into effect on March 12, 2010, that are of particular interest to the biopharmaceutical sector. These changes are briefly summarized below, along with a discussion of practical consequences.
Canada
16 Mar 2010
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Competition Policy Review Panel Recommendations To Sharpen Canada’s International And Domestic Competitiveness: Impact On Financial Services
On June 26, 2008, Canada’s Competition Policy Review Panel (the "Panel") issued its Final Report entitled Compete to Win (the "Report") after almost 12 months of consultations and research.
Canada
5 Sep 2008
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