Recent Insights

Supreme Court of Canada Considers Forum and Jurisdiction in Cyber Libel Case Supreme Court of Canada Considers Forum and Jurisdiction in Cyber Libel Case

Telecommunications
June 13, 2018June 13, 20182018-06-13
On June 6 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its judgement in Haaretz v Goldhar, 2018 SCC 28, a significant decision considering conflict of laws rules in the context of an Internet defa
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-considers-forum-and-jurisdiction-cyber-libel-case

Lack of Utility Strikes Patent in Safe Gaming System v Atlantic Lottery Corporation Lack of Utility Strikes Patent in Safe Gaming System v Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Patent
June 13, 2018June 13, 20182018-06-13
On May 25, 2018, in Safe Gaming System v Atlantic Lottery Corporation, 2018 FC 542, Justice McVeigh for the Federal Court of Canada found tha
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Public Consultations for Industrial Design Office Practice Manual Now Open Public Consultations for Industrial Design Office Practice Manual Now Open

Industrial Design
June 13, 2018June 13, 20182018-06-13
On May 30, 2018, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) began its public consultations on a new Industrial Design Office Practice Manual (IDOP). The IDOP is the primary public source for information on how to file and prosecute an application for industrial design registration in Canada. Public consultations on the proposed IDOP will run for 30 days until June 29, 2018.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/public-consultations-for-industrial-design-office-practice-manual-now-open

Application for Summary Judgement Dismissed in Maple Leaf Image Copyright Dispute Application for Summary Judgement Dismissed in Maple Leaf Image Copyright Dispute

Copyright
June 13, 2018June 13, 20182018-06-13
On April 23, 2017, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (“Court”) issued its decision in Hunter v British Columbia Lottery Corporation, 2018 BCSC 816, dismissing an application for summ
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/application-for-summary-judgement-dismissed-maple-leaf-image-copyright-dispute

Courts Continue to Struggle with Concept of Keyword Metatags Courts Continue to Struggle with Concept of Keyword Metatags

Trademark
May 30, 2018May 30, 20182018-05-30
In Adidas America, Inc v Skechers USA, Inc (9th Circuit May 10, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed, in part, an injunction granted against Skechers which enjoined it from selling shoes that allegedly infringe an
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/courts-continue-to-struggle-concept-of-keyword-metatags

UK Supreme Court Enforces “No Oral Modification” Clause in a Licence Agreement UK Supreme Court Enforces “No Oral Modification” Clause in a Licence Agreement

Information Technology
May 30, 2018May 30, 20182018-05-30
In Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd, [2018] UKSC 24, the UK Supreme Court has found a clause in a commercial agreement that prohibited oral modification of the agreement to be enforceable, thereby restoring the finding of the county court, which had been rever
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/uk-supreme-court-enforces-%E2%80%9Cno-oral-modification%E2%80%9D-clause-a-licence-agreement

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/