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By Randall Marusyk, Young Wang
In response to the imminent legalization of recreational use of cannabis in Canada as proposed by the Parliament in Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act...
By David Lotimer
There are several benefits associated with protecting your valuable intellectual property (‘IP') through registration. Owners often view registration of their patents, trademarks, copyright...
By Etienne de Villiers
A Canadian Industrial Design registration protects original visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament, or any combination of these features, applied to a finished product
By Scott Miller, Young 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, Young 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, Young 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.