Recent Insights

Federal Cannabis Act Came Into Force Federal Cannabis Act Came Into Force

Regulatory Law
October 17, 2018October 17, 20182018-10-18
The Federal Cannabis Act came into force on June 21, 2018 and came into force on October 17, 2018. The Cannabis Act permits the sale, possession and use of recreational cannabis,
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CRTC Denies Application Proposing Website Blocking Regime CRTC Denies Application Proposing Website Blocking Regime

Copyright
October 17, 2018October 17, 20182018-10-17
On October 2, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in decision CRTC 2018-384 denied an application by Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Canada Inc, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Limited and a number of other persons (collecti
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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Extends Copyright and Patent Terms United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Extends Copyright and Patent Terms

Copyright
October 17, 2018October 17, 20182018-10-17
On September 30, 2018, Canada signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Chapter 20 of the USMCA imposes a number of obligations on parties relating to intellectual property.
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US Court of Appeals Affirms That the Marks “CORN THINS” and “RICE THINS” are Merely Descriptive US Court of Appeals Affirms That the Marks “CORN THINS” and “RICE THINS” are Merely Descriptive

Trademark
October 17, 2018October 17, 20182018-10-17
On October 4, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the Court) unsealed its decision in Real Foods Pty Ltd v Frito-Lay North America, Inc, No.
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UK High Court Dismisses a Compensation Claim Against Google for Alleged Data Breach UK High Court Dismisses a Compensation Claim Against Google for Alleged Data Breach

Privacy
October 17, 2018October 17, 20182018-10-17
On October 8, 2018, the UK High Court of Justice (the Court) in Lloyd v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 2599 (QB) dismissed a representative action against Google seeking compensation under section 13 of the
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Canadian Largest Food-Service Restaurant Company Falls Victim to Cyberattack Canadian Largest Food-Service Restaurant Company Falls Victim to Cyberattack

Information Technology
October 17, 2018October 17, 20182018-10-17
RECIPE Unlimited Corp, the Canadian largest full-service restaurant company that owns brands including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s and East Side Mario’s, suffered a ransomware attack that left many of its locations temporarily closed or with limited operations.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-largest-foodservice-restaurant-company-falls-victim-to-cyberattack

Events

November 24, 2017

Heather Watts will be participating in a panel presentation on Injunction Strategy – Practical Tips for Success on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 11:05 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

The presentation is hosted by The Advocates’ Society at the The Advocates’ Society Education Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto ON.  The panel discussion is part of an educational program called Winning Injunctions which takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..  The program will be recorded for a live webcast.

November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017, Hung Nguyen will be moderating a panel presentation titled Update in IP and IT Law.  The panel will take place during the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Ontario Conference which is hosted at the Toronto Board of Trade.  

The Event Schedule for the Conference is available here:  https://on.facl.ca/tc-events/conference2017/

October 23, 2017

Richard Austin will be participating in a panel, “Navigating the Challenges and Harvesting the Benefits of Big and Open Data” at IT.CAN’s 21st Annual Conference in Toronto on October 23, 2017.

Registration for the event is available here.

The conference brochure is available here.