Mondaq Canada: Intellectual Property
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has confirmed that it now plans to implement the amendments to the Trademarks Act in early 2019.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In its February 2017 newsletter, the PMPRB announced its intention to move patented generic drug price reviews to a complaint-based process, similar to the provisions for over-the-counter drug products...
Aitken Klee
On February 9, 2017, the Federal Court granted a motion brought by Sleep Country Canada Inc. for an interlocutory injunction preventing Sears Canada Inc. from using the slogan "THERE IS NO REASON TO BUY A MATRESS ANYWHERE ELSE".
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Federal Court awarded accounting of profits and pre-grant compensation for valid and infringed claims of a patent for hot refuelling of fracking equipment, but declined to award punitive damages.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In this case, the Federal Court dismissed an application for an order of prohibition.
Field LLP
Where the website is clearly identified without the use of any of the competitor's trademarks, then there will be no confusion.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
A recent court decision from British Columbia may have a significant impact on brand owners' digital marketing activities.
McMillan LLP
What happens when the owner of one of Canada's catchiest jingles faces a new marketing campaign from a long-standing department store.
Cassels Brock
The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (the "PMPRB") commenced a proceeding against Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The plaintiffs alleged the subsequent delivery of corrected answers effectively robbed them of the opportunity to decide whether to proceed to trial or not, resulting in wasted time and expense.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A company may have a system or hierarchy of brands. For example, General Motors has a number of branded divisions which include CADILLAC and CHEVROLET, among others.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
AstraZeneca Canada Inc. markets VIMOVO® (naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium tablets) in Canada to treat pain, inflammation and various medical conditions.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Le Protocole de Nagoya est une entente internationale découlant de la Convention sur la diversité biologique.
Aitken Klee
In Pollard Banknote Limited v. Babn Technologies Corp. and Scientific Games Products (Canada) ULC (2016 FC 1193), Justice Locke dealt with the issue of costs following his finding that the claims of Canadian Patent No. 2,752,551 were invalid or, in the alternative, not infringed ..
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In 2016 we discussed a number of interesting patent cases.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. brought two judicial reviews in relation to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's excessive price proceeding over its drug SOLIRIS® (eculizumab).
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
In a significant decision issued yesterday, Sleep Country Canada Inc v Sears Canada Inc, 2017 FC 148, the Federal Court issued rare interlocutory relief to a Plaintiff in a trademark case.
Aitken Klee
In Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd. v. Selex ES Ltd., 2016 FC 1000, the Federal Court allowed part of a motion to strike portions of a statement of claim in an action for patent infringement.
Aitken Klee
On January 26, 2017, the BCCA granted Vancouver Community College's appeal and held that it's passing off claim against Vancouver Career College had been established.
Ridout & Maybee LLP
On November 9, 2016, final amendments to the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business and the Regulation defining the scope of the expression "markedly predominant" for the purposes of Charter of the French Language were published.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The BC Court of Appeal has unanimously reversed what was the leading Canadian trial judgment to address Internet keyword advertising, clarifying the law of trademarks on the Internet.
Marks & Clerk
Colour can be useful in marketing a product. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) provide protection for colour in a design.
Gowling WLG
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released six new practice changes in relation to industrial designs on January 16, 2017.
McInnes Cooper
Doing business with the public sector creates an often overlooked – but very real – risk that the confidential information a business typically discloses will end up in a competitor's hands.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In what may be the biggest update to Canadian industrial design practice in years, long-awaited changes have finally arrived in Canada.
Clark Wilson LLP
On February 1, 2017, the Franchises Act and Regulations (collectively, the "Act") will become effective in British Columbia.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
On January 16, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced changes to practice under Canada's Industrial Design Act.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada in MC Imports Inc. v. Afod Ltd., 2016 FCA 60, provides some much needed guidance for both trademark practitioners and trademark owners ...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In 2016 we discussed a number of interesting patent cases.
Gowling WLG
This article highlights noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2016. For more updates on the latest intellectual property trends and insights...
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