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Deeth Williams Wall welcomes Hashim Ghazi and Vanessa Komarnicki to the Partnership
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Recent Insights

Some Small Steps by Canada to Address Trademark Examination Backlog; No Giant Leap Some Small Steps by Canada to Address Trademark Examination Backlog; No Giant Leap

Trademarks
May 11, 2021May 11, 20212021-05-11
Canada’s Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently announced steps to attempt to address the growing backlog of unexamined Canadian trademark applications. However, progress is still expected to be slow.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/some-small-steps-by-canada-to-address-trademark-examination-backlog-no-giant-leap

Biden Administration Supports Intellectual Property Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines Biden Administration Supports Intellectual Property Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines

Intellectual Property
May 11, 2021May 11, 20212021-05-11
On May 5, 2021, the Biden administration announced its position to support a temporary global waiver in intellectual property (IP) protection for COVID-19 vaccines to expand vaccine manufacturing and distribution around the world.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/biden-administration-supports-intellectual-property-waiver-for-covid19-vaccines

Proposed Amendments to the Definition of a ‘Claim for Medicinal Ingredient’ Under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations Proposed Amendments to the Definition of a ‘Claim for Medicinal Ingredient’ Under the Patented Medicines ...

Patents
May 11, 2021May 11, 20212021-05-11
On April 24, 2021, the proposed Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the proposed Amendments) were published in Canada Gazette, Part I that intend on expanding the definition of ‘claim for medicinal ingredient’ under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the Regulations). This change would permit patents containing a claim related to a different salt form of an approved medicinal ingredient to be eligible for listing on Canada’s patent register.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/proposed-amendments-to-definition-of-a-%E2%80%98claim-for-medicinal-ingredient%E2%80%99-under-patented

Federal Court of Canada Awards Damages for Infringement of HOSTESS Trademark Federal Court of Canada Awards Damages for Infringement of HOSTESS Trademark

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
May 11, 2021May 11, 20212021-05-11
On April 9, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Boulangerie Vachon Inc. v Racioppo, 2021 FC 308, in which it granted Boulangerie Vachon Inc., Vachon Bakery Inc., and Canada Bread Company, Limited (collectively, the Plaintiffs) damages for infringement of the trademark HOSTESS.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-awards-damages-for-infringement-of-hostess-trademark

The Government of Canada’s 2021 Budget Proposes Building An Innovation Economy Of The Future The Government of Canada’s 2021 Budget Proposes Building An Innovation Economy Of The Future

Intellectual Property
April 28, 2021April 28, 20212021-04-28
On April 19, 2021, the Government of Canada announced its 2021 budget (Budget 2021) with goals to finish the fight against COVID-19, ensure a strong economic recovery, and position Canada for a prosperous future. To accomplish its objectives, the government has set aside funding for proposed expenditures in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and technology.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/government-of-canada%E2%80%99s-2021-budget-proposes-building-an-innovation-economy-of-future

Federal Court of Appeal Interprets Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations Federal Court of Appeal Interprets Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
April 28, 2021April 28, 20212021-04-28
On April 14, 2021, in Canada (Health) v Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA, 2021 FCA 71, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) interpreted the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations (the CSP Regulations) for the first time. Overturning the Federal Court decision, the FCA held that the decision of the Minister of Health (the Minister) to refuse the issuance of a Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP) in respect of the Canadian Patent No. 2,600,905 (the 905 Patent) and the SHINGRIX® vaccine was reasonable.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-interprets-certificate-of-supplementary-protection-regulations

Events

April 7, 2021

Hashim Ghazi will be co-chairing the Ontario Bar Association's 2021 program: "Service Providers' Obligations Under Bill C-11" on April 7, 2021 from 10:00-11:00AM (ET). 

March 16, 2021

Hashim Ghazi will be moderating a roundtable on the legal issues surrounding making websites accessible to persons with disabilities hosted by the CAN-TECH on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 

To learn more, click here

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.