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Québec Proposes Regulations Requiring French Language to Accompany English Trademarks Québec Proposes Regulations Requiring French Language to Accompany English Trademarks

Trade-mark
May 18, 2016May 18, 20162016-05-18 Michael House Michael House

On May 4, 2016, Hélène David, Québec’s acting Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister Responsible for the Protection and Promotion of French Language, proposed draft regulations to require English-only trademarks appearing on signs or posters outside buildings and structures in Québec to be accompanied by the presence of French language.

http://www.dww.com/articles/québec-proposes-regulations-requiring-french-language-to-accompany-english-trademarks

Survey Finds Many Businesses Lack Privacy Basics Survey Finds Many Businesses Lack Privacy Basics

Privacy
May 18, 2016May 18, 20162016-05-18 Michael House Michael House

A recent public opinion survey prepared for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc (Phoenix) found that many Canadian businesses see privacy as important, but do not necessarily satisfy their privacy obligations under the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act.

http://www.dww.com/articles/survey-finds-many-businesses-lack-privacy-basics

USPTO Updates Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Materials USPTO Updates Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Materials

Patent
May 18, 2016May 18, 20162016-05-18 Robert Dewald Robert Dewald

On May 4, 2016, the USPTO issued guidance materials for patent examiners to assess patent subject matter eligibility.  The guidance materials focus on (i) how examiners should formulate a subject matter eligibility rejection and (ii) how examiners should evaluate an applicant’s response to a rejection.

http://www.dww.com/articles/uspto-updates-subject-matter-eligibility-guidance-materials

Ontario Court Finds No Liability for Infringement by Nortel in Software Sale Ontario Court Finds No Liability for Infringement by Nortel in Software Sale

Copyright
May 18, 2016May 18, 20162016-05-18 Meenakshi Lakhanpal Meenakshi Lakhanpal

On April 26, 2016, in Re Nortel Networks Corporation (2016 ONSC 2732), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted Nortel’s summary judgment motion and found Nortel not liable for copyright infringement in relation to the sale of SNMP’s software under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-court-finds-no-liability-for-infringement-by-nortel-software-sale

U.S. District Court Denies Facebook’s Motions in Face-Scanning Privacy Case U.S. District Court Denies Facebook’s Motions in Face-Scanning Privacy Case

Privacy
May 18, 2016May 18, 20162016-05-18 Meenakshi Lakhanpal Meenakshi Lakhanpal

On May 5, 2016, in re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, (No 3:15-CV-03747-JD) the US District Court of the Northern District of California denied Facebook Inc’s motions for dismissal and summary judgment on the basis that the plaintiffs had stated a plausible claim for relief under the State of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

http://www.dww.com/articles/u-s-district-court-denies-facebook’s-motions-face-scanning-privacy-case

Facebook Wins Trademark Dispute Against Chinese Beverage Company in China Facebook Wins Trademark Dispute Against Chinese Beverage Company in China

Trade-mark
May 18, 2016May 18, 20162016-05-18 Sarah Mavula Sarah Mavula

In late April 2016, the Beijing Higher People’s Court ruled in favour of social media giant Facebook following a trademark dispute involving Zhujiang Beverage, a Chinese beverage company.

In 2011, Zhujiang Beverage applied to register the trademark “face book” or “lian shu”, the Chinese translation, for its milk-flavored drinks and porridge. Facebook objected to the registration, but in 2014 China’s Trademark Review and Adjudication Board approved Zhujiang’s “face book” trademark.

http://www.dww.com/articles/facebook-wins-trademark-dispute-against-chinese-beverage-company-china

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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