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By Renaud Garon Gendron, Ekaterina Tsimberis
On June 12, 2017, the Federal Court issued its 99-page decision in Diageo Canada Inc v Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc et al, 2017 FC 571.
By Jennifer Ponton
In a news release on June 7, the Government announced that it was suspending the implementation of the "private right of action" provisions in Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL)...
By Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On April 28, 2017, the Federal Court released a Notice to the Parties and the Profession: Trial Management Guidelines.
By Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On March 28, 2017, CADTH published the fourth edition of the Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies: Canada, which set out the best practices for determining the economic value of health technologies.
By Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Proposed amendments to Food and Drug Regulations to enable importation of drugs that address an urgent public health need
By Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
As reported here, on May 16, 2017, Minister of Health Jane Philpott announced a consultation regarding proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations that would significantly affect the PMPRB's approach to drug price evaluation.
By Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
As previously reported here, Bill C-30 was passed by the Senate on May 11, 2017. Bill C-30 is the bill that will implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
By David Schwartz
On April 6, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Federal Court's finding that Apotex failed to mitigate the damage it incurred as the result of Health Canada's misfeasance in public office and negligence in its processing of Apotex's drug submission
By Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On April 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Apotex's application for leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal
By Lionel Fishman, Christine Genge
July 1, 2017, is Canada's 150th birthday. But it is also the deadline for taking certain actions in respect of pending Canadian design applications.
By Daniel Hnatchuk
The Federal Court has issued their Public Judgment and Reasons concerning the financial compensation to be paid as a result of earlier patent infringement and validity proceedings...
By Tomek Nishijima
Grey marketing, sometimes referred to as "parallel importation", is the diversion of goods, originally intended for sale only in certain countries, to other countries where they were not intended to be sold.
By Jean-Sébastien Dupont
As reported previously, the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction on June 1, 2016 directed at retailers of set-top boxes that are configured, or "pre-loaded", with various applications that provide their users with unauthorized access to copyrighted television content.
By Daniel Hnatchuk
Regular prices, sale prices, clearance sales – these terms are ubiquitous in the retail world and are a familiar component of marketing strategies intended to convince consumers that now is the best...
By Kevin Siu
This is the first time the Federal Court has considered circumvention of TPMs on the merits.