Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 10, 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its decision in Apple Inc. v. Deutsches Patent und Markenamt.
McMillan LLP
On June 19, 2014 Bill C-31 "An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures" received Royal Assent.
Field LLP
I know this story crested a few weeks ago, but who can resist it? A famous 1998 Molson Canadian ad posed a Canadian version of the infinite monkey theorem.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it has granted leave to appeal in the copyright case Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. SODRAC.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Substantial changes are coming to the Canadian trademarks regime, designed to bring Canada’s trademark system in line with its global treaty obligations.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Counsel Karen F. MacDonald contributed "Counsel Comments" featured in the August 2014 issue of Take Five, British Columbia Edition.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Planification-organisation-publications Systèmes Ltée v 9054-8181 Québec Inc, in relation to software copyright.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
TCC holdings sought judicial review of a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks to publish the adoption of the use of the official mark F A S T on May 1, 1996.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
J’étais surpris d’apprendre à quel point un laboratoire de recherche universitaire ressemblait bien plus à une PME qu’à une tour d’ivoire.
Clark Wilson LLP
First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The media has been reporting on the ongoing copyright dispute between British wildlife photographer David Slater and Wikimedia, the non-profit foundation behind Wikipedia.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Le concept d’invalidité d’un brevet est un élément crucial pour la compréhension du système de brevetage.
Deeth Williams Wall LLP
Alice Corporation v CLS Bank International was closely watched as the courts struggled with the issue of what is patentable subject matter.
Cassels Brock
Canadian trademark practice took a step toward international harmonization when the CIPO joined the database of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, TMClass.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This case concerned an instructor (Mejia) who was terminated by his employer (LaSalle) for "professional unacceptable behaviour".
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
An employee takes a photograph of a customer on the employer’s premises. The employee has a signed employment agreement which states that all materials developed during the term of the contract are property of the employer.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In Canada, innovator drug companies can protect their market exclusivity from generic copycats by asserting patents against the generic manufacturer.
Field LLP
Two software companies wanted to integrate their software products.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This case concerned an instructor (Mejia) who was terminated by his employer (LaSalle) for "professional unacceptable behaviour".
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The biggest changes to Canadian trademark law in 60 years are coming soon - most should be in force before the end of 2014.
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
An employee takes a photograph of a customer on the employer’s premises. The employee has a signed employment agreement which states that all materials developed during the term of the contract are property of the employer.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The biggest changes to Canadian trademark law in 60 years are coming soon - most should be in force before the end of 2014.
Pitblado Law
Bill C-31 has been proclaimed into force, and the way that businesses create and protect their trade-marks in Canada will be changed significantly.
Dentons (Canada)
The Canadian government recently introduced a Bill which contained the most significant changes to Canada's trademark laws in modern history.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In this case, Apotex sought to enter the market with its generic version of travoprost. The Court dismissed the proceeding on the basis that Apotex’ allegations as to anticipation and obviousness were held to be justified.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Software license agreements often include a provision that requires the software vendor to provide the customer with limited protection and special remedies if a third party claims that the customer's use of licensed software infringes third party intellectual property rights.
Field LLP
You can’t get a trade-mark registration for a word that will deceive consumers.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Canada and Europe announced in October 2013, an agreement in principle on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA").
Dentons (Canada)
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C‐56, otherwise known as the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The media has been reporting on the ongoing copyright dispute between British wildlife photographer David Slater and Wikimedia, the non-profit foundation behind Wikipedia.
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