Recent Insights

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement with the U.S. Will Extend Data Exclusivity for Biologics in Canada U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement with the U.S. Will Extend Data Exclusivity for Biologics in Canada

Intellectual Property
October 4, 2018October 4, 20182018-10-04
On September 30, 2018, Canada reached a new trade agreement with the U.S. (the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/usmexicocanada-trade-agreement-us-will-extend-data-exclusivity-for-biologics-canada

OPC Releases Draft Guidance Relating to PIPEDA’s Breach Notification Safeguards OPC Releases Draft Guidance Relating to PIPEDA’s Breach Notification Safeguards

Privacy
October 4, 2018October 4, 20182018-10-04
Starting November 1, 2018, companies governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), will be required to report data breaches to affected customers, third parties and the federal Privacy Commissioner.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/opc-releases-draft-guidance-relating-to-pipeda%E2%80%99s-breach-notification-safeguards

Canadian Analytics Firm Served with GDPR Enforcement Notice Canadian Analytics Firm Served with GDPR Enforcement Notice

Privacy
October 4, 2018October 4, 20182018-10-04
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“the Commissioner”) recently served a formal Enforcement Notice (“the Notice”) under the European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-analytics-firm-served-gdpr-enforcement-notice

IBM Requests Double Damages in Patent Infringement Case Against Groupon IBM Requests Double Damages in Patent Infringement Case Against Groupon

Patent Litigation
October 4, 2018October 4, 20182018-10-04
In a post-trial motion made public September 26, 2018, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) requested that the US District Court for the District of Delaware double the $82.5M USD patent damages owed by Groupon Inc.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ibm-requests-double-damages-patent-infringement-case-against-groupon

French Court Strikes Down Copyright Licensing Provisions French Court Strikes Down Copyright Licensing Provisions

Copyright
October 4, 2018October 4, 20182018-10-04
On August 7, 2018 , the Tribunal de grande instance de Paris (TGI) released a decision, Décision du 07 août 2018, 1/4 social N° RG 14/07300, declaring ‘null and void’ numerous terms found in Twitter Inc’s (Twitter
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/french-court-strikes-down-copyright-licensing-provisions

“Fitzmagic” US Trademark Application by the “Wrong” NFL Player Sparks Controversy “Fitzmagic” US Trademark Application by the “Wrong” NFL Player Sparks Controversy

Trademark
October 4, 2018October 4, 20182018-10-04
In the world of sports today, players are becoming more astute in managing their personal brands, and taking steps to secure protection of names, logos and nicknames with an eye of developing their own personal merchandise.  Athletes taking steps to secure intellectual property rarely make national news, but a recent US trademark application for “Fitzmagic” (Serial # 88113690) has caused quite a stir.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/%E2%80%9Cfitzmagic%E2%80%9D-us-trademark-application-by-%E2%80%9Cwrong%E2%80%9D-nfl-player-sparks-controversy

Events

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/

October 23, 2017

Richard Austin will be participating in a panel, “Navigating the Challenges and Harvesting the Benefits of Big and Open Data” at IT.CAN’s 21st Annual Conference in Toronto on October 23, 2017.

Registration for the event is available here.

The conference brochure is available here.