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Recent Insights

Expedited Examination of (Certain) Canadian Trademark Applications Expedited Examination of (Certain) Canadian Trademark Applications

Trademark
January 13, 2021January 13, 20212021-01-13
Canada’s Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that, effective December 14, 2020, CIPO began accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications associated with medical goods or services related to COVID-19. To be eligible for expedited examination, the application must include at least one of the following types of goods or services:
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/expedited-examination-of-certain-canadian-trademark-applications

Federal Court of Appeal of Canada Holds a Trademark Registration is a Defence to Damages Even if Subsequently Expunged Federal Court of Appeal of Canada Holds a Trademark Registration is a Defence to Damages Even if Subseque...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
December 16, 2020December 16, 20202020-12-16
On December 9, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) issued its decision in Group III International Ltd v Travelway Group International Ltd, 2020 FCA 210, finding that a trademark registration is a defence to damages or an accounting of profits during the period that it is registered.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-of-canada-holds-a-trademark-registration-a-defence-to-damages-even

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Release Results of Investigation into Desjardins Data Breach Canadian Privacy Commissioner Release Results of Investigation into Desjardins Data Breach

Privacy
December 16, 2020December 16, 20202020-12-16
On December 14, 2020, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a statement on the findings of the joint investigation of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) with the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec into the security breach at Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec (Desjardins) that occurred in May 2019 and affected almost 10 million individuals in Canada and abroad.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-privacy-commissioner-release-results-of-investigation-into-desjardins-data-breach

California Government Partners with Apple and Google for Statewide Expansion of its Exposure Notification App California Government Partners with Apple and Google for Statewide Expansion of its Exposure Notification...

Privacy
December 16, 2020December 16, 20202020-12-16
On December 7, 2020, the state government of California announced its partnership with Apple and Google to launch its COVID-19 exposure notification app, CA Notify, throughout the state. With this announcement, California joins nearly 20 states and territories who have launched apps based on Google and Apple’s Exposure Notification technology.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/california-government-partners-apple-and-google-for-statewide-expansion-of-its-exposure

Flying Business Card Receives an Industrial Design Registration Flying Business Card Receives an Industrial Design Registration

Industrial Design
December 16, 2020December 16, 20202020-12-16
On December 8, 2020, Deeth Williams Wall LLP received an industrial design registration for its distinctive business card. The novelty promotional card has a unique appearance that quite literally flies out of your hand.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/flying-business-card-receives-an-industrial-design-registration

Bill C-11: A Closer Look (Part 1 of 2) - Proposed Acts and Proposed Changes to Individual Rights Bill C-11: A Closer Look (Part 1 of 2) - Proposed Acts and Proposed Changes to Individual Rights

Privacy
December 11, 2020December 11, 20202020-12-11
On November 17, 2020, Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (the “Bill”) was introduced by Canada’s Innovation, Science and Industry Minister, Navdeep Bains, in the House of Commons. The Bill is a first major overhaul of Canada’s federal privacy legislation in the past 20 years, since the enactment of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/bill-c11-a-closer-look-part-1-of-2-proposed-acts-and-proposed-changes-to-individual-rights

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/