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By Scott Miller, Yang Wang
In China, international companies and celebrities have often found themselves on the losing side in trademark or name right disputes.
By David Lotimer
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.
By Suzanne Hof, Ph.D., Poonam Tauh, Ph.D.
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...
By Erin Creber
The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued its decision Google v Equustek (2017 SCC 34) upholding the British Columbia Court of Appeal's decision...
By Randall Marusyk, Daniel Lanfranconi
Since our last CASL updated on March 27th, the Canadian federal government announced on June 7, 2017, that it is suspending the private right of action provision in Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
By Suzanne Hof, Ph.D., Poonam Tauh, Ph.D.
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...
By Randall Marusyk, Daniel Lanfranconi
Since our last CASL updated on March 27th, the Canadian federal government announced on June 7, 2017, that it is suspending the private right of action provision in Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
By Etienne de Villiers
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has just announced that it will be conducting a series of consultations on proposed regulatory amendments to the Trademarks Regulations...
By Randall Marusyk, Yang Wang
Canadian courts have recently revisited the issue as to whether a confidentiality order in pharmaceutical patent litigation should be granted notwithstanding the open court principle...
By Scott Miller, Yang Wang
While internet connects people thousands of miles apart and accelerates knowledge distribution, it also creates a cloak under which anonymous users can illegally download and distribute copyright...
By Jonathan Roch, Lauren Blaiwais
In the British Columbia Supreme Court ("BCSC") decision of Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc, 2015 BCSC 1470, the Vancouver Community College alleged...
By Scott Miller, Deborah Meltzer
MediaTube Corp v Bell Canada, 2017 FC 16 appears to provide a promising Canadian judgement that clarifies the assessment of the validity and infringement of an information technology patent with respect to the telecommunications industry.
By Randall Marusyk, Lauren Blaiwais
Canada and the European Union (EU) officially signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on October 30, 2016.
By Jessica Sudbury, Claire Palmer
The Federal Court made a sweeping statement in Justice Locke's decision released last Friday that submissions made to the CIPO during patent prosecution can re-emerge to haunt litigants and hit them where it hurts: the wallet.
By David Lotimer
Although we may not realize it, each day every one of us interacts with patented inventions. Our phones, cars, and computers contain hundreds of patented components.