Recent Insights

ISED Canada Announces Patent Collective Pilot Program ISED Canada Announces Patent Collective Pilot Program

Patent
February 20, 2019February 20, 20192019-02-20
On February 13, 2019, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC) announced the
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ised-canada-announces-patent-collective-pilot-program

Health Canada Releases its Regulatory Framework for Software as a Medical Device Health Canada Releases its Regulatory Framework for Software as a Medical Device

Regulatory Law
February 20, 2019February 20, 20192019-02-20
On January 29, 2019, Health Canada published its Draft Guidance Document for Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) to help clarify the regulatory
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/health-canada-releases-its-regulatory-framework-for-software-as-a-medical-device

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Punitive Damages in Patent Case Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Punitive Damages in Patent Case

Patent
February 20, 2019February 20, 20192019-02-20
On February 11, 2019, in Airbus Helicopters SAS v Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limitée, 2019 FCA 29, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) upheld
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-upholds-punitive-damages-patent-case

US Copyright Office Refuses Registration of Dance Moves US Copyright Office Refuses Registration of Dance Moves

Copyright
February 20, 2019February 20, 20192019-02-20
On January 22, 2019, the US Copyright Office refused registration for “The Carlton” dance.  “The Carlton” was made famous by Mr Alfonso Ribeiro (Ribeiro) through his performance on the early 90’s TV show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".  In issuing its
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-copyright-office-refuses-registration-of-dance-moves

Fashion Designer Wins Landmark Trademark Dispute over Red-Soled Shoes Fashion Designer Wins Landmark Trademark Dispute over Red-Soled Shoes

Trademark
February 20, 2019February 20, 20192019-02-20
On February 6, 2019, French shoe designer Maison Christian Louboutin struck a victory in The Hague District Court against high street shoe brand Van Haren over the protection of the red soles on their shoes.  The case in the Netherlands dates back to 2012, and follows a June 2018 decision, previously reported in the E-TIPS® Newsletter
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/fashion-designer-wins-landmark-trademark-dispute-over-redsoled-shoes

Toronto Maple Leafs Oppose Snoop Dogg’s Cannabis Related Trademarks Toronto Maple Leafs Oppose Snoop Dogg’s Cannabis Related Trademarks

Trademark
February 20, 2019February 20, 20192019-02-20
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has seen thousands of trademark applications from the cannabis industry.  In fact, there are currently more than 3,700 trademark applications pending in Canada covering “cannabis” or “marijuana”.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/toronto-maple-leafs-oppose-snoop-dogg%E2%80%99s-cannabis-related-trademarks

Events

October 30, 2018

Jennifer Davidson will be moderating a panel on Women in Technology at CAN-TECH's 22nd Annual

October 29, 2018

Richard Austin will be participating in a panel on “Intermediary Accountability in the D

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.