Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Bill C-18, entitled the Agricultural Growth Act, received Royal Assent on February 25, 2015, and will come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
A recent news story involving an advertising campaign to promote tourism in Canada's Yukon Territory vividly illustrates the importance of integrating experienced trademark counsel early in the brand development process
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Court found that Mylan’s allegations of lack of utility, anticipation and obviousness were justified. As a result, the application was dismissed.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
The Canadian Patent Act does not explicitly answer the question "Who is an inventor?" Therefore, Canadian courts have had to infer the requirements of inventorship from the language of the Patent Act.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Copying content from the Internet is a lot like picking berries in the wild: It can be easy and tempting, but potentially quite risky.
McMillan LLP
A number of small businesses operating mostly in English in the Montreal area were charged with various violations of the Charter.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Ceux qui me connaissent savent que deux de mes passions sont les brevets et le hockey.
Torkin Manes LLP
In the not-so-distant licensing past, most technology vendors stringently denied using any open-source software in their proprietary software programs.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has entered into a new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
"Asking a court to prohibit a notice of compliance after it has issued is like asking someone to close the barn door after the horses have escaped."
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Among the many issues raised in the decision, the court addressed constitutional challenges to the Language Charter.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Court of Appeal granted Teva’s motion to have an appeal from a NOC Proceeding dismissed as moot. The Respondent’s request for an oral hearing of the motion was denied.
Cox & Palmer
Canadian copyright law is primarily governed by the federal Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42 (the "Act").
McMillan LLP
Trade-marks lawyers are for the most part a reasonable lot. We like our work and get satisfaction from a job well done.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
A recent case in the Court of Quebec ( Quebec (Attorney General) c. 156158 Canada Inc. (Boulangerie Maxie's)) provides clarification regarding what is meant by the term "markedly predominant" and confirms that a non-registered common law trademark can qualify as an exemption from the Charter of the French Language.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which received royal ascent on Dec. 9, 2014, has strengthened the rights and remedies afforded to brand owners in Canada.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
In order to ensure that brand advertising can be protected the brand owner should own the copyright in the advertising material that is prepared at its request.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Je reviens sur cette histoire de l’entreprise Typo, dont est actionnaire Ryan Seacrest.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Nous vous avons déjà parlé quelques fois du projet de loi C-8 visant à bonifier les lois sur la propriété intellectuelle canadiennes (en l’occurence la Loi sur le droit d’auteur et la Loi sur les marques de commerce) pour améliorer l’efficacité de la lutte anti-contrefaçon.
Orrick
As we’ve previously discussed, a patchwork of state regulations requiring disclosure of chemicals used in fracking have been enacted by several states in recent years.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Copyright Modernization Act, which amended Canada’s Copyright Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
Field LLP
For software vendors, open source software (OSS) should be treated like a compliance issue - in the same way that corporate, securities or environmental compliance is a concern for many companies.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which received royal ascent on Dec. 9, 2014, has strengthened the rights and remedies afforded to brand owners in Canada.
Cox & Palmer
Canadian copyright law is primarily governed by the federal Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42 (the "Act").
McMillan LLP
Trade-marks lawyers are for the most part a reasonable lot. We like our work and get satisfaction from a job well done.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 7, 2015, Justice de Montigny of the Federal Court released his judgment and reasons in Eli Lilly Canada Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC, 2015 FC 17.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Among the many issues raised in the decision, the court addressed constitutional challenges to the Language Charter.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Two recent decisions of the Federal Court have given effect to an oral license of a trademark.
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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