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Recent Insights

US Court Rules in Favour of Nike on Ownership of the “Klaw” Logo US Court Rules in Favour of Nike on Ownership of the “Klaw” Logo

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
June 3, 2020June 3, 20202020-06-03
On May 18, 2020, the Oregon District Court (the Court) released its decision in Leonard v Nike, Inc (Case No. 3:19-cv-01586-MO), holding that Nike, Inc (Nike) owns the “Klaw” Logo (Logo) and the right to register copyright in the Logo.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-court-rules-favour-of-nike-on-ownership-of-%E2%80%9Cklaw%E2%80%9D-logo

U.S. Surveillance Reform Threatens Privacy Protections Around Americans’ Online Activity U.S. Surveillance Reform Threatens Privacy Protections Around Americans’ Online Activity

Privacy
June 3, 2020June 3, 20202020-06-03
On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2020 (the Bill) to renew a number of lapsed surveillance powers, including reauthorizing section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (the Act) which allows the U.S.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-surveillance-reform-threatens-privacy-protections-around-americans%E2%80%99-online-activity

Canadian Media Outlets Push for Regulatory Changes to Level Playing Field with Tech Giants Canadian Media Outlets Push for Regulatory Changes to Level Playing Field with Tech Giants

Regulatory Law
June 3, 2020June 3, 20202020-06-03
On May 7, 2020, the Canadian Government Standing Committee on Finance met to hear from stakeholders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This included publishers of Canadian newspapers and media outlets, who have called for an urgent overhaul of the Broadcasting Act to have digital media platforms share their advertising revenues with Canadian media companies.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-media-outlets-push-for-regulatory-changes-to-level-playing-field-tech-giants

New Criminal Remedies Available for Theft of Trade Secrets New Criminal Remedies Available for Theft of Trade Secrets

Trade-secret
June 3, 2020June 3, 20202020-06-03
On July 1, 2020, The United-States-Mexico Canada (USMCA) trade agreement will come into force. This agreement has led to the enactment of a new Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) provision, Article 391, which provides protection to help deter the theft of trade secrets.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/new-criminal-remedies-available-for-theft-of-trade-secrets

Federal Court Considers Patent Prosecution History in Claim Construction Federal Court Considers Patent Prosecution History in Claim Construction

Patent Litigation
June 3, 2020June 3, 20202020-06-03
On May 15, 2020, in Bauer Hockey Ltd v. Sport Maska Inc (CCM Hockey) (2020 FC 624), the Federal Court of Canada (the FC) considered section 53.1 of the Canadian Patent Act, which is a provision recently added to the Patent Act which allows for patent prosecution history to be admitted into evidence in court proceedings.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-considers-patent-prosecution-history-claim-construction

Working in the Digital Age: Post-Pandemic Employments for the 21st Century Presentation Working in the Digital Age: Post-Pandemic Employments for the 21st Century Presentation

Information Technology
May 29, 2020May 29, 20202020-05-29
Presentation by Hashim Ghazi of Deeth Williams Wall LLP and Nancy Shapiro of Koskie Minsky LLP exploring key considerations in drafting and maintaining effective employment and contracting agreements, including what employers need to know about the post-pandemic working world.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/working-digital-age-postpandemic-employments-for-21st-century-presentation

Events

May 21, 2020

Deeth Williams Wall associate Jennifer Davidson has joined the program faculty of the Osgoode Professional Development Certificate Program entitled Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements.

Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating & Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements. 

More information on the program can be found here:

May 5, 2020

Get Up to Speed: Video Conferencing Solutions for Your Practice

Before mid-March, your daily routine may have involved some remote interaction with clients, lawyers and other stakeholders. Today, most practitioners' schedules are filled with back-to-back video conferences on various virtual platforms.

February 12, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will be discussing accountability and risk in third party relationships in a lecture entitled "Where Does Accountability and Risk Lie in 3rd Party Relationships?" at the Council for Chief Privacy Officers on February 12th in Toronto.