Recent Insights

The EU Court of Human Rights has Held that the Right-to-be-Forgotten Cannot Trump the Public’s Right to Access News The EU Court of Human Rights has Held that the Right-to-be-Forgotten Cannot Trump the Public’s Right to A...

Privacy
July 11, 2018July 11, 20182018-07-11
On June 28, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held in the matter of ML and WW v Germany (No 60798/10 65599/10) that the right to be forgotten cannot trump the public’s right to access archived news.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/eu-court-of-human-rights-has-held-righttobeforgotten-cannot-trump-public%E2%80%99s-right-to-access

Apple and Samsung Settle Patent Dispute Apple and Samsung Settle Patent Dispute

Patent Litigation
July 11, 2018July 11, 20182018-07-11
On June 27, 2018, Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co filed a joint notice of settlement with the United States District Court Northern District of California,
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/apple-and-samsung-settle-patent-dispute

USPS To Pay $3.5M After Misidentifying Statue of Liberty on Stamp USPS To Pay $3.5M After Misidentifying Statue of Liberty on Stamp

Copyright
July 11, 2018July 11, 20182018-07-11
On June 29, 2018 the US Federal Court found that the US Postal Service (USPS) infringed copyright by mistakenly putting a photo of a replica of the Statue of Liberty found on the Las Vegas Strip on roughly 3.5 billion stamps.  The sculptor of the Las Vegas replica, Robert S.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/usps-to-pay-35m-after-misidentifying-statue-of-liberty-on-stamp

Computer Search Found to Violate Section 8 Charter Rights Computer Search Found to Violate Section 8 Charter Rights

Privacy
July 11, 2018July 11, 20182018-07-11
On June 21, 2018, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued its decision in R v Villaroman (2018 ABCA 220), finding that Mr Villaroman’s section
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/computer-search-found-to-violate-section-8-charter-rights

The California Supreme Court Rules Yelp Can’t Be Ordered To Remove Negative User Reviews The California Supreme Court Rules Yelp Can’t Be Ordered To Remove Negative User Reviews

Information Technology
July 11, 2018July 11, 20182018-07-11
In a recent 4-3 decision, in Hassell v Bird, California’s Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision and held that businesses cannot force Yelp Inc, an online platform that publishes third-party reviews of local businesses, to remove reviews found by the lower court to be defamatory from its platform.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/california-supreme-court-rules-yelp-can%E2%80%99t-be-ordered-to-remove-negative-user-reviews

Senate Passes Marijuana Legislation Senate Passes Marijuana Legislation

Regulatory Law
June 27, 2018June 27, 20182018-06-27
On June 18, 2018, the Canadian Senate voted to pass the Cannabis Act, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, by a vote of 52-29.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/senate-passes-marijuana-legislation

Events

November 30, 2017

Please join the TIPG in welcoming James Kosa for the November dinner event.

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/