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Recent Insights

The Status of Canadian Trademark Applications: A few steps forward and a few back The Status of Canadian Trademark Applications: A few steps forward and a few back

Trademark
February 22, 2021February 22, 20212021-02-22
We continue to be asked about what is happening to Canadian trademark applications. This article updates an article we first published in the summer of 2020. There is some progress to report, but it is a story of a few steps forward and a few steps back.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/status-of-canadian-trademark-applications-a-few-steps-forward-and-a-few-back

Supreme Court of Canada Rules That Contracting Parties Have a Duty to Exercise Contractual Discretion in Good Faith Supreme Court of Canada Rules That Contracting Parties Have a Duty to Exercise Contractual Discretion in ...

Litigation
February 17, 2021February 17, 20212021-02-17
On February 5, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC), in Wastech Services Ltd v Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Draining District (2021 SCC 7), held that contracting parties have a duty to exercise contractual discretion in good faith and that this duty “operates in every contract irrespective of the intentions of the parties”.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-rules-contracting-parties-have-a-duty-to-exercise-contractual

Government of Canada Launches Consultation on Copyright Term of Protection Government of Canada Launches Consultation on Copyright Term of Protection

Copyright
February 17, 2021February 17, 20212021-02-17
On February 11, 2021, the Government of Canada launched a consultation on how to implement an extended term of copyright protection in Canada in accordance with the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/government-of-canada-launches-consultation-on-copyright-term-of-protection

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Issues Statement Following Investigation into Clearview AI Privacy Commissioner of Canada Issues Statement Following Investigation into Clearview AI

Privacy
February 17, 2021February 17, 20212021-02-17
On February 3, 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) issued a statement following an investigation into American technology company Clearview AI and its use of facial recognition technology, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-issues-statement-following-investigation-into-clearview-ai

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Recognizes New Tort Of Harassment In Internet Communications Ontario Superior Court of Justice Recognizes New Tort Of Harassment In Internet Communications

Litigation
February 17, 2021February 17, 20212021-02-17
On January 28, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the Court) issued its decision in Caplan v Atas, 2021 ONSC 670, where it recognized a new civil tort of harassment in internet communications.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-superior-court-of-justice-recognizes-new-tort-of-harassment-internet

Federal Court Awards Damages for Copyright Infringement Based on Anti-Piracy Program Report Federal Court Awards Damages for Copyright Infringement Based on Anti-Piracy Program Report

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
February 17, 2021February 17, 20212021-02-17
On January 19, 2021, the Canadian Federal Court (the Court) in Trimble Solutions Corporation v Quantum Dynamics Inc., 2021 FC 63 granted the plaintiffs’ motion for default judgement, finding that the defendants infringed the plaintiffs’ copyright in their 3D modelling and design software (the Software) based on evidence produced using a third-party anti-piracy program integrated in the Software to detect unlicensed use events.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-awards-damages-for-copyright-infringement-based-on-antipiracy-program-report

Events

December 2, 2020

Jennifer R. Davidson to co-chair the Ontario Bar Association's 2020 program: The "Next Normal" : Emerging Technologies for Today's Challenges on December 2, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 2:00pm (ET)

The program discusses the world transformation towards long term solutions to the pandemic environment and how new technologies play a role in our safety and health.

November 18, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will speak on Cyber Challenges Presented by Remote Employees at the Legal Issues in Privacy & Cyber Security Infonex Conference on November 18, 2020.

Program description: 

Criminals are using the current COVID-19 crisis to ramp up their game and take advantage of vulnerabilities. Regardless of industry, every organization is at a higher risk of cyberattack.

November 13, 2020

Jennifer Davidson will be speaking at the International TecXposition Conference on Friday, November 13, 2020. She will be presenting on intellectual property for startups and discussing key considerations for global expansion of tech businesses. 

For more information or to register: https://tecxposition.com/speakers/jennifer-r-davidson/