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US Court Allows Trader Joe’s Lanham Act Claim to Proceed Against Canadian Business US Court Allows Trader Joe’s Lanham Act Claim to Proceed Against Canadian Business

Trade-mark
September 21, 2016September 21, 20162016-09-21 David Bowden David Bowden

In Trader Joe’s Company v Hallatt, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal of Trader Joe’s claims under the Lanham Act. The District Court dismissed these claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, as the alleged trademark infringement took place in Canada.

http://www.dww.com/articles/us-court-allows-trader-joe’s-lanham-act-claim-to-proceed-against-canadian-business

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Comments on Standard of Review for Claim Construction Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Comments on Standard of Review for Claim Construction

Patent
September 21, 2016September 21, 20162016-09-21 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

On September 6, 2016, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) issued its decision dismissing the appeal of Nova Chemicals Corporation from Justice O’Keefe’s decision finding Dow Chemical Company’s Canadian Patent No.

http://www.dww.com/articles/canada’s-federal-court-of-appeal-comments-on-standard-of-review-for-claim-construction

Kellogg Undertakes to Pay $60,000 for Alleged Violation of CASL Kellogg Undertakes to Pay $60,000 for Alleged Violation of CASL

Privacy
September 21, 2016September 21, 20162016-09-21 Sumaiya Sharmeen Sumaiya Sharmeen

On September 1, 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a statement stating that Kellogg Canada Inc had voluntarily entered into an undertaking to fully and completely resolve all outstanding issues with respect to Kellogg’s or its subsidiaries’ alleged violation of paragraph 6(1)(a) of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).  

http://www.dww.com/articles/kellogg-undertakes-to-pay-60-000-for-alleged-violation-of-casl

Canada’s Federal Court Refuses to Reconsider Issuance of Prohibition Order Due to Defective Notice of Allegation Canada’s Federal Court Refuses to Reconsider Issuance of Prohibition Order Due to Defective Notice of Allegation

Patent
September 21, 2016September 21, 20162016-09-21 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

We previously reported that Justice Brown of Canada’s Federal Court had allowed a prohibition application by Bayer Inc against Fresenius Kabi Canada Ltd concerning Fresenius’s generic moxifloxacin hydrochloride (HCl) injection (Bayer’s AVELOX I.V.®) and Bayer’s Canadian Patent No.

http://www.dww.com/articles/canada’s-federal-court-refuses-to-reconsider-issuance-of-prohibition-order-due-to

Hundreds of Musicians Show their Support for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in Blurred Lines Appeal Hundreds of Musicians Show their Support for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in Blurred Lines Appeal

Copyright
September 21, 2016September 21, 20162016-09-21 Jennifer Davidson Jennifer Davidson

Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. are getting some major support from fellow musicians in their appeal over the hit song "Blurred Lines”. More than 200 musicians, including composer Hans Zimmer, crooner R. Kelly, and members of such bands as the Go-Go's, the Black Crowes, Linkin Park, and Three 6 Mafia, filed an amicus brief with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last month in support of Williams to overturn the copyright infringement judgment, which carried one of the largest awards in music copyright history.

http://www.dww.com/articles/hundreds-of-musicians-show-their-support-for-pharrell-williams-and-robin-thicke-blurred

USPTO Now Publishing Patent Assignments Online USPTO Now Publishing Patent Assignments Online

Patent
September 21, 2016September 21, 20162016-09-21 Robert Dewald Robert Dewald

Patent assignments registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are now available online using the USPTO assignment search tool.  After locating a patent or application by conducting a search using the usual parameters (such as Patent Number, Assignor Name and Assignee Name), a PDF copy of the assignment can be viewed under the “Conveyance” heading or wherever the small rectangular PDF icon is displayed.

http://www.dww.com/articles/uspto-now-publishing-patent-assignments-online-0

News

Doug Deeth and Junyi Chen Publish "Tips for Chinese Pharmas on Patent Litigation in Canada" Article in China Business Law Journal Doug Deeth and Junyi Chen Publish "Tips for Chinese Pharmas on Patent Litigation in Canada" Article in China Business Law Journal

September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016 2016-09-23
Junyi Chen http://www.dww.com/news/doug-deeth-and-junyi-chen-publish-tips-for-chinese-pharmas-on patent-litigation-canada-article

7 lawyers from Deeth Williams Wall LLP included in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada 7 lawyers from Deeth Williams Wall LLP included in the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 2016-08-31
Gervas W. Wall http://www.dww.com/news/7-lawyers-from-deeth-williams-wall-llp-included-11th-edition-of-best-lawyers-canada

Doug Deeth and Kavita Ramamoorthy named as IP Stars in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Handbook Doug Deeth and Kavita Ramamoorthy named as IP Stars in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Handbook

July 8, 2016
July 8, 2016 2016-07-08
Kavita Ramamoorthy http://www.dww.com/news/doug-deeth-and-kavita-ramamoorthy-named-as-ip-stars-managing-intellectual-property-s-2016-ip

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

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