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Date for Assessing Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Remains Unsettled in Canada Date for Assessing Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Remains Unsettled in Canada

Patent
November 30, 2016November 30, 20162016-11-30 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

We previously reported in E-TIPS® Newsletter that the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA), in Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC v Eli Lilly Canada Inc, 2016 FCA 119 (Mylan FCA), declined to determine an appropriate date for assessing obviousness-type double patenting, although it rejected the publication date of the later patent as being a relevant date for the analysis.  Mylan FCA conce

http://www.dww.com/articles/date-for-assessing-obviousness-type-double-patenting-remains-unsettled-canada

Fair Dealing Found for Lucy and Ethel (and the Rest of the Department of Finance) Fair Dealing Found for Lucy and Ethel (and the Rest of the Department of Finance)

Intellectual Property
November 30, 2016November 30, 20162016-11-30 Jennifer Davidson Jennifer Davidson

The recent copyright decision of 1395804 Ontario Ltd. v Canada (AG), 2016 FC 1255 elaborated on Supreme Court jurisprudence on the principle of fair dealing.

http://www.dww.com/articles/fair-dealing-found-for-lucy-and-ethel-and-rest-of-department-of-finance

New French Language Requirements for Non-French Signage in Quebec New French Language Requirements for Non-French Signage in Quebec

Intellectual Property
November 30, 2016November 30, 20162016-11-30 Lauren Lodenquai Lauren Lodenquai

On November 24, 2016, amendments to the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (Regulation) (link) under Québec’s Charter of the French Language (Charter) came into force.  The amendments require non-French trade-marks appearing on signs or posters outside buildings and structures in Québec to be accompanied by a sufficient presence of French.

http://www.dww.com/articles/new-french-language-requirements-for-non-french-signage-quebec

CIPO Releases First IP Canada Report CIPO Releases First IP Canada Report

Intellectual Property
November 30, 2016November 30, 20162016-11-30 Michael House Michael House

On November 10, 2016, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released its first intellectual property (IP) Canada report (the Report), detailing various trends in IP filing activities in Canada and abroad. 

http://www.dww.com/articles/cipo-releases-first-ip-canada-report

CETA Implementation Bill C-30 Expands Protection for Geographical Indications CETA Implementation Bill C-30 Expands Protection for Geographical Indications

Trademark
November 30, 2016November 30, 20162016-11-30 David Bowden David Bowden

As previously reported in E-TIPS® Newsletter, the Canadian government has tabled Bill C-30, outlining measures to implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).  Regarding Canadian trademark law, the legislation expands protections for geographical indications (GIs).

http://www.dww.com/articles/ceta-implementation-bill-c-30-expands-protection-for-geographical-indications

News

Junyi Chen Lectures at University of Windsor, Faculty of Law on Pharmaceutical Patents in Canada Junyi Chen Lectures at University of Windsor, Faculty of Law on Pharmaceutical Patents in Canada

December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016 2016-12-06
Junyi Chen http://www.dww.com/news/junyi-chen-lectures-at-university-of-windsor-faculty-of-law-on-pharmaceutical-patents-canada

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

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