Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Davis LLP
The Superior Court of Québec granted a declaratory judgment that maintains the status quo of the well-known trade-mark exception for public signs.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
For any business in the Province of Québec, the way in which they operate are profoundly affected by the enduring linguistic restrictions imposed.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A plaintiff in this patent infringement suit is the inventor of Canadian Patent No. 2,779,882, a patent that claims a compact garden hose that expands.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
L’« utilisation » est un pilier central de la Loi sur les marques de commerce.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Patent trolls, alternatively known as non-practising entities (NPEs) or patent monetizers, have been dominating discussion relating to patent reform for quite some time.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Superior Court of Québec rendered a significant decision on the motion for declaratory judgment instituted by eight multinational corporations.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Superior Court of Québec issued a decision sought by various retailers who challenged the interpretation of Quebec’s language legislation.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
The recent decision of Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni ("Guitar Center"), CIRA Decision No. 0254, confirms that a broad definition of "rights" should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trade-mark rights in Canada.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
La Cour supérieure a confirmé que les marques de commerce dans une autre langue n'ont pas à être accompagnées d'un descriptif de la nature des activités.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Superior Court confirmed that non-French trademarks on store-front signage do not need to be accompanied by a descriptor of the nature of the business.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Canadian Government has introduced the most fundamental changes to the Canadian trademarks regime in more than a half century.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
A person can be liable for patent infringement when he or she makes a product that includes all the features found in the patent’s claim or claims
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On April 9, 2014, the Québec Superior Court issued its long-awaited decision in the matter of the interpretation of Québec’s Charter of the French language (the "French Charter") and its interplay with trade-marks.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
This was an application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister of Health ("Minister") which denied the listing of Eli Lilly Canada Inc.'s ("Eli Lilly") patent, Canadian Patent No. 2,379,329 (the "'329 Patent"), on the Patent Register for failure to meet the product specificity requirements set out in section 4(2)(b) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the "Regulations").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau released a draft update for public consultation of its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines ("IPEGs").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Quebec Superior Court has decided, in a long-awaited judgment, that businesses in Quebec may continue to display their trademarks on public signs outside their premises solely in a language other than French if no French version of the trademark has been registered
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Enacted in 1977, the Charter requires as a general rule that public signs and commercial advertisements, as well as "firm names," be in French.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Pfizer appealed the costs portion of a decision of the case-management Prothonotary striking portions of its evidence on reply.
Stewart McKelvey
Substantial changes to Canadian trade-mark laws may soon come into force.
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Fasken Martineau
After seven years and three previous attempts at amending the Copyright Act, Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act ("Bill C-11") was finally proclaimed into force on November 7, 2012.
Minden Gross LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada in a motion brought by Voltage Pictures LLC in a copyright infringement case provides an interesting insight into the way in which the Court will balance privacy rights, on the one hand, and the rights of copyright holders on the other hand.
Bennett Jones LLP
On January 27, 2014, a number of international intellectual property related treaties were tabled by the Canadian government.
Dentons LLP
In this presentation, V. Peter Harder describes why Canada engages with China, while Rob McDonald and Margot Patterson outline the changes to copyright laws in Canada.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso signed the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Canadian government’s budget implementation bill contains sweeping amendments to numerous statutes including the Canadian "Trade-marks Act".
Clark Wilson LLP
Voltage Pictures LLC v. Does, 2014 FC 161, marks a new chapter in the tenuous relationship between copyright, technology and privacy.
Sim & McBurney / Sim Lowman Ashton & McKay LLP
Brand owners now face an uphill battle in the enforcement of trade-mark rights on the Internet. But what are the mechanisms available?
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On March 14, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its highly anticipated decisions concerning claims by Teva and Apotex for damages.
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.
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