Recent Insights

Federal Court of Appeal Holds That Distinctiveness Can Only Be Acquired By Use in Canada, Not Foreign Use Federal Court of Appeal Holds That Distinctiveness Can Only Be Acquired By Use in Canada, Not Foreign Use

Trademark
February 6, 2019February 6, 20192019-02-06
On January 17, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) published its decision in Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v Navsun Holdings Ltd (2019 FCA 10), dismissing the appeal of Sadhu Singh Hamdard Tr
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OSFI Releases Advisory on New Technology and Incident Reporting Requirements OSFI Releases Advisory on New Technology and Incident Reporting Requirements

Information Technology
February 6, 2019February 6, 20192019-02-06
On January 24, 2019, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released a Technology and Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Advisory (Advisory) that creates new incident reporting obligations applicable to all FRFIs, effective as of March 31, 2019.
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Proposed Regulations on Cannabis Edibles, Extracts and Topicals Published for Consultation Proposed Regulations on Cannabis Edibles, Extracts and Topicals Published for Consultation

Regulatory Law
January 23, 2019January 23, 20192019-01-23
On December 22, 2018, Regulations Amending the Cannabis Regulations (New Classes of Cannabis) and 
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/proposed-regulations-on-cannabis-edibles-extracts-and-topicals-published-for-consultation

Football Player's Trademark Application Denied Due to False Connection Football Player's Trademark Application Denied Due to False Connection

Trademark
January 23, 2019January 23, 20192019-01-23
As previously reported in the E-TIPS® Newsletter, Miami Dolphins defensive b
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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.