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Recent Insights

Shopify Notifies Office of Privacy Commissioner of Canada About Customer Data Breach Resulting From Actions of Two "Rogue" Employees Shopify Notifies Office of Privacy Commissioner of Canada About Customer Data Breach Resulting From Actio...

Privacy
October 7, 2020October 7, 20202020-10-07
On September 23, 2020, Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc. (Shopify) announced that, in accordance with its obligations under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), it had notified the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the OPC) about a security incident carried out by two "rogue" employees.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/shopify-notifies-office-of-privacy-commissioner-of-canada-about-customer-data-breach

Federal Court of Appeal of Canada Upholds Largest Canadian Patent Infringement Award Federal Court of Appeal of Canada Upholds Largest Canadian Patent Infringement Award

Patent Litigation
October 7, 2020October 7, 20202020-10-07
In July of 2017, the Federal Court of Canada granted the largest damages award in Canadian history for patent infringement on the basis of an accounting of profits in Dow Chemical Company v Nova Chemical Corporation, 2017 FC 637, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-of-canada-upholds-largest-canadian-patent-infringement-award

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Appears before Quebec Committee Regarding Bill 64 Privacy Commissioner of Canada Appears before Quebec Committee Regarding Bill 64

Privacy
October 7, 2020October 7, 20202020-10-07
On September 24, 2020, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the Commissioner) appeared before the Committee on Institutions of the National Assembly of Quebec to discuss Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (the Bill). The Bill was introduced on June 12, 2020, and proposes a number of provisions to protect personal information in the private and public sectors, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-appears-before-quebec-committee-regarding-bill-64

Evel Knievel’s Son Sues Disney Over “Toy Story 4” Character Evel Knievel’s Son Sues Disney Over “Toy Story 4” Character

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
October 7, 2020October 7, 20202020-10-07
On September 22, 2020, Evel Knievel’s son, Kelly Knievel, brought a federal infringement lawsuit against Disney and Pixar in the Nevada District Court, alleging that the filmmakers unlawfully based the Toy Story 4 character, Duke Caboom, on Evel Knievel.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/evel-knievel%E2%80%99s-son-sues-disney-over-%E2%80%9Ctoy-story-4%E2%80%9D-character

EUIPO Declares Banksy’s ‘Flower Thrower’ Trademark was Filed in Bad Faith and is Invalid EUIPO Declares Banksy’s ‘Flower Thrower’ Trademark was Filed in Bad Faith and is Invalid

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
October 7, 2020October 7, 20202020-10-07
On September 14, 2020, the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) held that Banksy’s trademark for the artwork ‘Flower Thrower’ (depicted at right) was filed in bad faith, and therefore is invalid.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/euipo-declares-banksy%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98flower-thrower%E2%80%99-trademark-was-filed-bad-faith-and-invalid

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Finding That Providing “Hotel Services” Does Not Require A “Bricks And Mortar” Hotel In Canada Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Finding That Providing “Hotel Services” Does Not Require A “Bricks And Mo...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
September 23, 2020September 23, 20202020-09-23
On September 9, 2020, in Miller Thomson LLP v Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP, 2020 FCA 134, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) dismissed an appeal from the Federal Court (FC), finding that Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP (Hilton) had used its trademark WALDORF ASTORIA in association with “hotel services” in Canada, despite the fact that there was no “bricks and mortar” hotel under the name.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-upholds-finding-providing-%E2%80%9Chotel-services%E2%80%9D-does-not-require-a-

Events

October 6, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer R Davidson will deliver an update on Privacy and Cyber Security for Regulated Professional Bodies in the COVID-19 Environment on October 6, 2020 at the INFONEX Conference on Professional Regulation and Discipline.

For more information or to register, click here: https://infonex.com/1358/agenda/

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.