Recent Insights

US Government Accountability Office Recommends New Privacy Law US Government Accountability Office Recommends New Privacy Law

Privacy
March 6, 2019March 6, 20192019-03-06
On January 15, 2019, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report recommending that Congress develop comprehensive Internet privacy legislation to better protect consumers.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-government-accountability-office-recommends-new-privacy-law

New Jersey Based Shoe Designer Seeks Protection of Green-Soled Shoes New Jersey Based Shoe Designer Seeks Protection of Green-Soled Shoes

Trademark
March 6, 2019March 6, 20192019-03-06
With the recent success of Christian Louboutin enforcing their trademarked red-soled shoes, it seems like other companies are taking their chances on similar protection.  Reginald Bendolph, a shoe company based out of Irvington, New Jersey, recently filed a trademark application on shoes with the sole painted green.   The company cites that their fir
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/new-jersey-based-shoe-designer-seeks-protection-of-greensoled-shoes

Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on Confidentiality, Competition and Trade Secrets Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on Confidentiality, Competition and Trade Secrets

Trade-secret
March 6, 2019March 6, 20192019-03-06
On February 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador General Division (Co
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-newfoundland-and-labrador-on-confidentiality-competition-and-trade

Privacy Commissioner to Launch Investigation Into Sale of “Anonymized” Health Data Privacy Commissioner to Launch Investigation Into Sale of “Anonymized” Health Data

Privacy
March 6, 2019March 6, 20192019-03-06
On February 20, 2019, the Toronto Star (“Star”) reported that the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario is launching an investigation into the sale of anonymized health data to IQVIA, a US bas
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-to-launch-investigation-into-sale-of-%E2%80%9Canonymized%E2%80%9D-health-data

Federal Court Dismisses Application to Expunge Horlicks Trademarks Federal Court Dismisses Application to Expunge Horlicks Trademarks

Trademark
March 6, 2019March 6, 20192019-03-06
On February 19, 2019, the Federal Court (Court) issued its decision in Bedessee Imports Ltd. v.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-dismisses-application-to-expunge-horlicks-trademarks

Nike and the NBA Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Rapper-Inspired Jerseys Nike and the NBA Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Rapper-Inspired Jerseys

Trademark
March 6, 2019March 6, 20192019-03-06
The Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA") recently wore limited-edition basketball jerseys inspired by Brooklyn-native rapper Notorious B.I.G.  The music artist, who was murdered in 1997, was known for his love for Brooklyn, lyrical ability and bright and colourful sweaters.  The NBA basketball team paid homage by including a de
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/nike-and-nba-sued-for-copyright-infringement-over-rapperinspired-jerseys

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.