Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Dentons
Drones have launched into commercial popularity as a relatively low-cost and accessible way to capture videos and photographs.
Aitken Klee
On June 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Ciba's application for leave to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal holding Canadian Patent 2,515,581 ...
Dentons
The Canadian government recently introduced a Bill which contained the most significant changes to Canada's trademark laws in modern history.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In Grenke v DNOW Canada ULC,[1] Justice Phelan granted the plaintiffs $7,915,000 in damages for patent infringement relating to oil production equipment.
Prévost Fortin D'Aoust Attorneys
In the recent decision in Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited, the Federal Court expunged the LUSH registration for t-shirts despite the fact that the owner of the trademark was able to provide evidence of sales of LUSH-branded apparel.
Aitken Klee
On May 7, 2018 the Federal Court granted MIPS action in part, findings its patent valid but not infringed by Bauer's RE-AKT and RE-AKT 100 helmets while invalidating a single claim from the four Bauer patents at issue.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Ironically, it is not so obvious as to how to apply the Canadian law of obviousness.
Aitken Klee
On May 25th, 2018 the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in Safe Gaming System Inc v. Atlantic Lottery Corporation involving claims 1 and 6 Canadian Patent No. 2,331,238...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In late April 2018, Canada's Federal Government announced the launch of a new Intellectual Property Strategy designed to improve awareness of IP by Canadian businesses, and encourage creators...
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
In most jurisdictions, copyright owners often face numerous challenges when seeking to enforce their rights against media pirates.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The adoption and use, and the registration of certain types of marks, is prohibited by the Trademarks Act. Subsection 9(1) of the Act ...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Earlier this year the Federal Court of Appeal released a decision showing that, unfortunately, it can.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
One of the single largest applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in the area of autonomous vehicles (AV). Many large companies are working in the AV space, including Uber, Waymo...
Field LLP
A registered trademark can suffer "genericide" if it becomes so commonly used that it transforms from a unique brand name into a generic word which is synonymous with a product or service.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
As trade talks between Canada and the United States dominate the headlines, it is hard to ignore the strong economic ties between these neighbouring nations.
Goodmans LLP
Parliament recently passed Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers' Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (the "Bill").
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court raises some interesting points concerning when marks are confusing and opposition practice.
Gowling WLG
On 9 June 2018, the deadline expires for EU Member States to implement the necessary legislation to give effect to the 'Trade Secrets Directive'.
Trademark Factory International Inc.
Intellectual property lawyers typically value intellectual property for what it is—because that's what we do.
Gowling WLG
This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such rights across Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, UAE and the UK.
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The present day is marked by the propagation of cameras in nearly every device and the ability to instantaneously share and spread photos and information.
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Seedlings Life Science Ventures LLC v. Pfizer Canada Inc., 2018 FC 443 is the second decision (following Live Face on Web, LLC v. Soldan Fence and Metals (2009) Ltd.) ...
Trademark Factory International Inc.
Intellectual property lawyers typically value intellectual property for what it is—because that's what we do.
McMillan LLP
The Court of Appeal further noted that land surveyors are under no obligation to register or deposit plans of survey on title.
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In late April 2018, Canada's Federal Government announced the launch of a new Intellectual Property Strategy designed to improve awareness of IP by Canadian businesses, and encourage creators...
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court raises some interesting points concerning when marks are confusing and opposition practice.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
As trade talks between Canada and the United States dominate the headlines, it is hard to ignore the strong economic ties between these neighbouring nations.
Gowling WLG
This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such rights across Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, UAE and the UK.
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