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Canada Now Recognizes Patent and Trademark Agent Privilege Canada Now Recognizes Patent and Trademark Agent Privilege

Intellectual Property
June 29, 2016June 29, 20162016-06-29 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

On June 24, 2016, statutory provisions concerning patent and trademark agent privilege came into force in Canada (see section 16.1 of the Patent Act and section 51.13 of the Trade-marks Act).  As we previously reported in the E-TIPS® Newsletter, these provisions protect confid

http://www.dww.com/articles/canada-now-recognizes-patent-and-trademark-agent-privilege

Bell Canada Obtains Interlocutory Injunction Against Defendants Selling Set-top Boxes Bell Canada Obtains Interlocutory Injunction Against Defendants Selling Set-top Boxes

Copyright
June 29, 2016June 29, 20162016-06-29 Thomas Wong Thomas Wong

the defendants in Bell Canada v 1326030 Ontario Inc, 2016 FC 612, from engaging in a number of activities relating to the distribution of set-top boxes pre-loaded with applications for accessing free online streaming websites. In order for a party to obtain an interlocutory injunction it must satisfy three conditions (See RJR-MacDonald Inc v Canada (Attorney General), [1994] 1 SCR 311). The conditions were considered as follows.

http://www.dww.com/articles/bell-canada-obtains-interlocutory-injunction-against-defendants-selling-set-top-boxes

Jericho Petitions US Supreme Court for Judicial Review of Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Method Jericho Petitions US Supreme Court for Judicial Review of Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Method

Patent
June 29, 2016June 29, 20162016-06-29 Michael House Michael House

In a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Jericho Systems Corporation (Jericho) petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States for judicial review of a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirming a

http://www.dww.com/articles/jericho-petitions-us-supreme-court-for-judicial-review-of-patent-eligibility-of-computer

US Supreme Court Sets Guidelines of ‘Objective Reasonableness’ for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Infringement Cases US Supreme Court Sets Guidelines of ‘Objective Reasonableness’ for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Infringement Cases

Copyright
June 29, 2016June 29, 20162016-06-29

On June 16, 2016 in a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons held that lower courts must take into account all the circumstances of a case in their own terms when awarding attorneys’ fees. Section 505 of the US Copyright Act states that a district court may “award a reasonable attorney’s fee to the prevailing party”, without specifying appropriate standards.

http://www.dww.com/articles/us-supreme-court-sets-guidelines-of-‘objective-reasonableness’-for-awarding-attorneys’

Canadian Intellectual Property Office Consults on Proposed Adjustments to Patent and Trademark Fees Canadian Intellectual Property Office Consults on Proposed Adjustments to Patent and Trademark Fees

Intellectual Property
June 29, 2016June 29, 20162016-06-29 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

On June 6, 2016, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) opened consultations on its proposed adjustments to the current trademark and patent fees (see CIPO’s Announcement).  The deadline to submit comments is July 5, 2016.  The proposed adjustments resulted from Canada’s recent amendments to the Trade-marks Act and Patent Act to implement the Patent Law Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty and Nice Agreement.

http://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-intellectual-property-office-consults-on-proposed-adjustments-to-patent-and

News

Marijo Coates and Kavita Ramamoorthy Named to Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's List of Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property (2016 ) Marijo Coates and Kavita Ramamoorthy Named to Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's List of Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property (2016 )

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016 2016-05-05
Kavita Ramamoorthy http://www.dww.com/news/marijo-coates-and-kavita-ramamoorthy-named-to-managing-intellectual-property-magazine-s-list

DWW Ranked Top 10 IP Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for 2016-17 DWW Ranked Top 10 IP Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for 2016-17

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016 2016-01-08
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/news/dww-ranked-top-10-ip-boutique-by-canadian-lawyer-magazine-for-2016-17

DWW Ranked in 2016 Chambers Canada Guide DWW Ranked in 2016 Chambers Canada Guide

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015 2015-12-03
Marijo Coates http://www.dww.com/news/dww-ranked-2016-chambers-canada-guide

Doug Deeth, Amy-Lynne Williams and Michael Erdle named in 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada Doug Deeth, Amy-Lynne Williams and Michael Erdle named in 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 2016-01-08
Michael Erdle http://www.dww.com/news/doug-deeth-amy-lynne-williams-and-michael-erdle-named-2016-lexpert-american-lawyer-guide-to

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