Recent Insights

Supreme Court of Canada Rules that ISPs Can Recover Reasonable Costs for Identifying Copyright Infringers Supreme Court of Canada Rules that ISPs Can Recover Reasonable Costs for Identifying Copyright Infringers

Copyright
September 19, 2018September 19, 20182018-09-19
On September 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Rogers Communications Inc v Voltage Pictures, 2018 SCC 38, concluding that internet service providers (ISPs) are entitled to recover their reasonable costs for identifying copyright infringers in res
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-rules-isps-can-recover-reasonable-costs-for-identifying-copyright

Quebec Court Rules That Fiberglass Pools Are Not Original Works Under Copyright Quebec Court Rules That Fiberglass Pools Are Not Original Works Under Copyright

Copyright
September 19, 2018September 19, 20182018-09-19
In Piscines Nautika Inc c Fibre Design Inc, 2018 QCCS 3875, the Superior Court of Quebec (the Court) rejected an application by Nautika Pools Inc.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/quebec-court-rules-fiberglass-pools-are-not-original-works-under-copyright

Federal Court Rules That Providing “Hotel Services” Does Not Require a “Bricks and Mortar” Hotel in Canada Federal Court Rules That Providing “Hotel Services” Does Not Require a “Bricks and Mortar” Hotel in Canad...

Trademark
September 19, 2018September 19, 20182018-09-19
On September 7, 2018, the Federal Court set aside the decision of the Registrar of Trademarks, who directed that Hilton’s trademark registration for WALDORF-ASTORIA should be expunged from the register (Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP v Miller Thomson, 2018 FC 895).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-rules-providing-%E2%80%9Chotel-services%E2%80%9D-does-not-require-a-%E2%80%9Cbricks-and-mortar%E2%80%9D

Ninth Circuit Considers Copyright in Data Compilations Ninth Circuit Considers Copyright in Data Compilations

Copyright
September 19, 2018September 19, 20182018-09-19
On June 27, 2018, in Experian Info Sols v Nationwide Mktg Servs, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the Court) affirmed (in part) a decision from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (District Court) granting summary judgment on Experian Information Solutions Inc (Experian)’s claim for copyri
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ninth-circuit-considers-copyright-data-compilations

TickBox Agrees to a $25 Million Judgement to Settle a Copyright Infringement Case TickBox Agrees to a $25 Million Judgement to Settle a Copyright Infringement Case

Copyright
September 19, 2018September 19, 20182018-09-19
On September 11, 2018, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) representing several major studios, namely Universal, Columbia Pictures, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Amazon and Netflix, filed a
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/tickbox-agrees-to-a-25-million-judgement-to-settle-a-copyright-infringement-case

EU Copyright Reform Favouring Creative Industries at the Expense of Tech Giants One Step Closer to Fruition EU Copyright Reform Favouring Creative Industries at the Expense of Tech Giants One Step Closer to Fruiti...

Copyright
September 19, 2018September 19, 20182018-09-19
On September 12, 2018, European Union lawmakers passed a copyright reform directive that aims to update copyright policy for the digital age.  The vote has been met with some controversy, as two provisions, in particular, articles 11 and 13, provide the opportun
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/eu-copyright-reform-favouring-creative-industries-at-expense-of-tech-giants-one-step

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.