Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the earlier finding that Allergan and Apotex had settled their patent infringement litigation (2015 FC 367).
Gowling WLG
Industrial design registrations (or "design patents" as they are referred to in some jurisdictions) are attractive for a number of reasons, including their low cost and often easy prosecution before examiners.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In Enfish, US 6,151,604 concerned a self-referential data storage and retrieval system for a computer memory.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Last year we wrote about a trilogy of Federal Court decisions relating to Eli Lilly's erectile dysfunction (ED) drug CIALIS® (tadalafil).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The action began as a trade-mark infringement proceeding commenced by MC Imports Inc. ("MC Imports"), which owned the trade-mark LINGAYEN.
Torys LLP
The Québec government announced draft regulations on May 4 that will require businesses to prominently feature "a sufficient presence of French" on any public signage in which non-French trademarks appear.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Competition Bureau has sent warning letters to operators of clothing donation bins in the Montréal area requiring them to make corrections to the information on their bins.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court in Allergan Inc. v. Apotex Inc. et al. (2016 FC 344), relating to the drug Gatifloxacin, appears to have regressed the issue of expert "blinding" in patent cases.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Une récente décision de la Cour d'appel des États-Unis pour le circuit fédéral met en évidence l'importance du mémoire descriptif d'un brevet.
McMillan LLP
There seems to be an increasing reluctance to spend money on securing and enforcing patents and trademarks.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Union's highest court, has recently found that a trademark consisting of two parallel stripes on a shoe was confusing with the famous Adidas three stripe trademark.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court has found that a novel did not infringe the copyright in a documentary.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal sends a clear message to those who engage in the sale of counterfeit goods.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Proposed Amendments do not require that non-French trademarks be translated into French or be otherwise modified to include a French-language generic identifier.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
D'importants changements sont apportés au régime de protection des dessins industriels au Canada.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The issue of whether a trademark is "used" in Canada is of paramount importance for purposes of securing, maintaining and enforcing trademark rights here.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The regime for the protection of Industrial Designs in Canada is undergoing significant change.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Patents can only be obtained for eligible subject matter such as a process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Federal Court has held that the use of XpresspostTM service of Canada Post is considered to be delivery to a designated establishment within rule 5(4) of the Patent Rules.
Gowling WLG
European Union Directive 2004/48/EC ("the Directive") sets out some European Union ("EU") rules for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Federal Court has found that while the Plaintiff AFX's industrial design is valid, the Defendants have not infringed it.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Eli Lilly Canada Inc. (Lilly) markets tadalafil in Canada under the name CIALIS® for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC sought approval for a generic version of tadalafil.
Gowling WLG
The Federal Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the law of obviousness-type double patenting in dismissing Mylan's appeal pertaining to Eli Lilly's Canadian Patent 2,226,784, covering Lilly's drug Cialis®.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
C'est à tout le moins la position défendue par Getty Images, Inc. (Getty), influente agence de photographie américaine qui représente plus 200 000 photojournalistes.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
As previously reported, the Competition Bureau ("Bureau") released a revised version of its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines ("IPEGs") on March 31, 2016, following an extensive public consultation process held in 2015 based on previous drafts released in 2014 and 2015.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
On April 20, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision in Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC v Eli Lilly Canada Inc, 2016 FCA 119, a case relating to tadalafil (Eli Lilly's CIALIS).
McMillan LLP
On May 1, 2015, the Quebec Court of Appeal confirmed the possibility for merchants to display English-only signage on their premises, provided that the displayed text is a registered trademark...
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