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Recent Insights

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-

Federal Court of Appeal Decision Promotes Fair Pricing and Broader Access to High-Speed Internet in Canada Federal Court of Appeal Decision Promotes Fair Pricing and Broader Access to High-Speed Internet in Canad...

Regulatory Law
September 23, 2020September 23, 20202020-09-24
On September 10, 2020, in Bell Canada v. British Columbia Broadband Association, 2020 FCA 140, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (the Court) dismissed an appeal brought by large cable and telephone companies against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC)’s Telecom Order CRTC 2019-288 (TO 2019-288) in relation to the rates these companies charge smaller companies for use of their networks.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-decision-promotes-fair-pricing-and-broader-access-to-highspeed

Google Subject to Multibillion-dollar UK Lawsuit Alleging Improper Tracking of Children's Activity on YouTube Google Subject to Multibillion-dollar UK Lawsuit Alleging Improper Tracking of Children's Activity on You...

Privacy
September 23, 2020September 23, 20202020-09-23
On September 14, 2020, Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google and YouTube, was subject to a representative action in the United Kingdom alleging that video-streaming service YouTube "routinely" tracks children's activity online without parental consent. The claimants, consisting of over five million British children and their parents, are seeking over 2.5 billion pounds (over CA$4.2B) in compensation total from the tech conglomerate.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/google-subject-to-multibilliondollar-uk-lawsuit-alleging-improper-tracking-of-childrens

US Court of Appeals Considers the “Asserted Truths” Doctrine in Finding No Copyright Infringement involving the Jersey Boys Musical US Court of Appeals Considers the “Asserted Truths” Doctrine in Finding No Copyright Infringement involvi...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
September 23, 2020September 23, 20202020-09-23
On September 8, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the Court) released its decision in Corbello v Valli, No. 17-16337, affirming the district court’s judgment that the musical Jersey Boys (the Play) did not infringe the copyright in the unpublished nonfiction autobiography of The Four Seasons band member Tommy DeVito (the Work).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-court-of-appeals-considers-%E2%80%9Casserted-truths%E2%80%9D-doctrine-finding-no-copyright-infringement

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Pens Op-Ed on the Need for Reform of Privacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic Privacy Commissioner of Canada Pens Op-Ed on the Need for Reform of Privacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Privacy
September 23, 2020September 23, 20202020-09-23
On September 8, 2020, an op-ed by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien (the Commissioner), titled “The value of data, the values of privacy” was published in the Hill Times. The op-ed focused on the recent acceleration of digitization and other technological trends, such as telemedicine, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-pens-oped-on-need-for-reform-of-privacy-during-covid19

Federal Court of Canada Rejects CIPO’s “Problem-Solution Approach” to Claim Construction Federal Court of Canada Rejects CIPO’s “Problem-Solution Approach” to Claim Construction

Patent Litigation
September 9, 2020September 9, 20202020-09-09
On August 21, 2020 in Choueifaty v Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 837, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) considered an appeal from a decision of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) refusing a patent application as not being directed to patent-eligible subject matter.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-rejects-cipo%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cproblemsolution-approach%E2%80%9D-to-claim-construction

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.