Olalekan (Wole) Akinremi joins the firm
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Recent Insights

Federal Court Of Canada Grants Expungement of NORSTEEL Trademark Federal Court Of Canada Grants Expungement of NORSTEEL Trademark

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
September 15, 2021September 15, 20212021-09-15
On September 8, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. v Toti Holdings Inc., 2021 FC 927, in which it granted an application by Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. (NBS) to expunge the trademark NORSTEEL from the register.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-grants-expungement-of-norsteel-trademark

The Office Of The Information And Privacy Commissioner Of Ontario Responds To The Province’s Proposal For Private Sector Privacy Law Reform The Office Of The Information And Privacy Commissioner Of Ontario Responds To The Province’s Proposal For...

Privacy
September 15, 2021September 15, 20212021-09-15
On September 7, 2021, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) issued its response to the Ontario government’s white paper on proposals for a provincial private sector privacy law, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/office-of-information-and-privacy-commissioner-of-ontario-responds-to-province%E2%80%99s-proposal

US Federal Court Rules AI Cannot Be An “Inventor” Under US Patent Law US Federal Court Rules AI Cannot Be An “Inventor” Under US Patent Law

Patents
September 15, 2021September 15, 20212021-09-15
On September 2, 2021, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the Court) in Thaler v Hirshfeld, No. 1:20-cv-903 held that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine cannot be an “inventor” under current US patent law.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-federal-court-rules-ai-cannot-be-an-%E2%80%9Cinventor%E2%80%9D-under-us-patent-law

Federal Court Of Canada Denies Anti-Suit Injunction In Patent Litigation Case Federal Court Of Canada Denies Anti-Suit Injunction In Patent Litigation Case

Patent Litigation
September 15, 2021September 15, 20212021-09-15
On July 21, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Seismotech Safety Systems Inc. v Forootan, 2021 FC 773, refusing to grant Seismotech Safety Systems Inc. (Seismotech) an ex parte anti-suit injunction to prevent Mr. Iradj Forootan from starting or continuing litigation in respect of six Canadian patents in any other court. The Court noted that an anti-suit injunction is an extraordinary and discretionary remedy that should only be granted rarely, given its impact on judicial comity.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-denies-antisuit-injunction-patent-litigation-case

Federal Court Of Canada Grants Default Judgment For Copyright Infringement In Relation To The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service Federal Court Of Canada Grants Default Judgment For Copyright Infringement In Relation To The Toronto Reg...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
September 15, 2021September 15, 20212021-09-15
On July 12, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) in Toronto Regional Real Estate Board v R E Stats Inc. (Redatum), 2021 FC 735, granted the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s (TRREB) motion for default judgment for copyright infringement relating to the TRREB Multiple Listing Service and related online systems (TRREB MLS® System), awarding $50,000 in damages.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-grants-default-judgment-for-copyright-infringement-relation-to

Federal Court of Canada Awards Over $29M in Statutory Damages for Copyright Infringement and Finds Defendants Induced Infringement Federal Court of Canada Awards Over $29M in Statutory Damages for Copyright Infringement and Finds Defend...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
September 1, 2021September 1, 20212021-09-01
On August 10, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Bell Canada v L3D Distributing Inc., 2021 FC 832, in which it granted the plaintiffs’ motion for default judgement, awarding over $29 million in statutory damages for copyright infringement relating to pre-loaded set-top boxes and internet protocol television (IPTV) services, and finding the defendants knowingly induced infringement. This decision appears to be the first time the Court has applied the common law inducement test in the context of copyright infringement.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-awards-over-29m-statutory-damages-for-copyright-infringement-and

Events

June 3, 2021

DWW Associate Jennifer Davidson will moderate a panel discussing The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal & Technology Sectors at the Canadian Technology Law Association's Spring Conference on June 3rd, 2021.

June 2, 2021

DWW Partner Amy-Lynne Williams will be speaking on a panel discussing Best Practices for Implementing a Successful Digital Transformation Project at the Canadian Technology Law Association's Spring Conference.  Join this session moderated by Arun Krishnamurti, as Peter Ruby, Amy-Lynne Williams, and Daniel Bourque discuss the key takeaways from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales decision in CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd [2021] EWHC 347 (TCC) and provide you with best practices