Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
According to the Canadian Patent Act, to be granted a patent, an invention must not have been "available to the public" before the patent application was filed with the Canadian Patent Office.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On April 21, 2015, the Government of Canada, through the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, tabled Canada’s federal budget for 2015 (Budget 2015).
Cassels Brock
When enacted, the proposed amendments will bring the term of protection for recordings and performances in Canada in line with most of its major trading partners.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
The Federal Budget, tabled in the House of Commons on April 21, 2015, proposes significant changes to various aspects of Canada’s IP system.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Apotex has successfully alleged that Teva's patent to "Stable Compositions Containing [Rasagiline]" will not be infringed by Apotex's use of a formulation containing an excipient that is not a "pentahydric or hexahydric alcohol".
Field LLP
It’s budget time… therefore, time for changes to Canada’s IP laws!
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
The general principle is that security granted on tangible property also charges the property’s accessories.
Field LLP
A key employee departs. The employer, worried that confidential information has leaked out of the company, scrambles to respond.
Field LLP
Have you ever been in a situation where you have reliable information that an organization has infringed your intellectual property rights, but you do not have actual "evidence" in-hand?
Field LLP
Some economists have recently predicted that it not be until the third fiscal quarter 2015 that oil prices may begin to stabilize (for example, see ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook Q2 2015, published March 31, 2015).
Cox & Palmer
The existence of counterfeit products often signify that a particular brand or product has 'made it': it is now sufficiently popular that someone is making knock-offs.
Field LLP
As a follow-up to our earlier post about Copyright in House Plans, an class action case is proceeding in Ontario on the subject of ownership of copyright in survey plans.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Prothonotary Lafrenière issued an order pursuant to section 6(5)(b) of the PM(NOC) Regulations striking all allegations relating to one of three patents asserted by Bayer Inc. and Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Your trade secrets are valuable business assets, but retain their value only if they remain secret.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
The recent decision by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Nature-Control Technologies Inc v Li ("the Nature-Control decision"), 2014 BCSC 1868, illustrates that it is important for a company to have clear agreements for ownership of inventions made not only by its employees but also by individuals or entities with whom the company has a business relationship in which inventions may be made.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
AstraZeneca sued Apotex for infringement of its patent relating to the formulation of the drug omeprazole.
Field LLP
A note on the CIPO website says that stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment when the proposed amendments/regulations are pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part 1.
Stewart McKelvey
The only real change from the previously certified tariff is to the tariffs for Fitness Classes and Dance Classes, which previously were a flat fee of $105.74 per year per venue and $23.42 per year per venue.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Canadian Competition Bureau is in the midst of a two-stage process to update its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines ("IPEGs").
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
The essence of a passing-off action is a misrepresentation and resultant confusion in the minds of the public which causes or is likely to cause damage to the plaintiff.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Copyright Modernization Act, which amended Canada’s Copyright Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
For many years now, interlocutory injunction orders have been few and far between in IP cases in Canada’s Federal Court.
Field LLP
A key employee departs. The employer, worried that confidential information has leaked out of the company, scrambles to respond.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Another milestone has been reached in a case between tobacco industry giants Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited ("Imperial Tobacco") and Philip Morris, together with and its Canadian subsidiary Rothmans, Bensons & Hedges (collectively: "Philip Morris").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
This video presents our annual review of top legal highlights of 2014.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Copyright owners can now direct a notice to alleged infringers via the ISP or host of a website containing the allegedly infringing material.
Bennett Jones LLP
Last year promised significant changes in Canadian IP law; some of which will be realized in 2015.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
In the past year, a number of major financial institutions have been hit not just once, but twice by federal and state regulators for follow-on regulatory violations, including financial sanctions issues.
Minden Gross LLP
The company’s customers were major Canadian telecommunications companies such as Bell Canada and Rogers.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On March 16, 2015, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court issued his decision in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. et al v. Apotex Inc., 2015 FC 322, declaring the asserted claims of Canadian Patent No. 1,292,693 ("’693 Patent"), a formulation patent, to be valid and infringed by Apotex’s manufacture, sale, and promotion of Apo-Omeprazole capsules.
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