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By John McKeown
Below is an excerpt from John McKeown's August 2017 Monthly IP Blog.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court relates to the operation of a gripe site directed at United Airlines, Inc.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States found that the section of the Lanham Act that prohibited the registration of trademarks that may disparage any person was unconstitutional.
By John McKeown
The explosion of the Internet and the rapid development of online commerce encourage the sale of counterfeit goods.
By John McKeown
The Federal Court of Appeal has recently confirmed the decision of the trial judge and dismissed an appeal from a decision which found that use of the business name "Time Development Group" infringed...
By John McKeown
While common law and registered trademarks have a significant amount of similarity there are also some significant differences.
By John McKeown
More specifically the provisions relating to a private right of action and class actions will not be brought into force on July 1, 2017.
By Colin Campbell
The long awaited Final Report of former associate Chief Justice J. Douglas Cunningham's independent review of the Tarion Warranty Program has been released to much enthusiasm as well as some quiet concern.
By John McKeown
In a recent dispute concerning golf ball technology the alleged infringer has responded by bringing an action for a declaration that its actions do not infringe the intellectual property in issue.
By John McKeown
Where the line between art, which is protected by copyright, and industrial designs should be drawn is difficult to determine. A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States...
By John McKeown
The recent dispute involving the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl sculptures raises interesting issues relating to the protection available to an author for infringement of moral rights.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal has interpreted the Copyright Act, in a way that protects the rights of copyright owners on the Internet.
By John McKeown
Consumers are faced with a multitude of product choices. Typically they seek to reduce the complexity of their buying decisions by focusing on key pieces of information.
By Michael Rotsztain
In Recent Payless Decision Ontario Court Sides with Landlords and Refuses to Grant DIP Recognition Order, showing that Recognition of US DIP Orders under the CCAA is not Automatic.
By John McKeown
There have been relatively few cases which have considered situations involving co-branding although co-branding is fairly common.