DWW Welcomes Associate M. Imtiaz Karamat to the Firm
DWW Welcomes Associate M. Imtiaz Karamat to the Firm
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Recent Insights

The U.S. Department Of The Treasury’s Office Of Foreign Assets Control Releases Updated Advisory on Sanctions Regarding Ransomware Payments The U.S. Department Of The Treasury’s Office Of Foreign Assets Control Releases Updated Advisory on Sanct...

Cybersecurity
October 13, 2021October 13, 20212021-10-13
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation reporting a nearly 21% increase in reported ransomware cases and a 225% growth in associated losses from 2019-2020. On September 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an updated advisory to highlight the sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments to malicious cyber actors and proactive steps that companies can take to mitigate those risks.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-department-of-treasury%E2%80%99s-office-of-foreign-assets-control-releases-updated-advisory-on

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Finding of Copyright Infringement Against Trend Hunter Inc. Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Finding of Copyright Infringement Against Trend Hunter Inc.

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
October 13, 2021October 13, 20212021-10-13
On September 15, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) issued its decision in Stross v Trend Hunter Inc., 2021 FC 955, upholding the decision of the Federal Court (FC) finding that Trend Hunter Inc. (Trend Hunter) was liable for copyright infringement as its use of photographs did not fall under the “news reporting” exception and was not “fair dealing”.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-upholds-finding-of-copyright-infringement-against-trend-hunter-inc

UK Court of Appeal Rules AI Cannot Be Patent Inventor UK Court of Appeal Rules AI Cannot Be Patent Inventor

Patents
October 13, 2021October 13, 20212021-10-13
On September 21, 2021, the England and Wales Court of Appeal (the Court) released its decision in Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents Trade Marks And Designs, [2021] EWCA Civ 1374, with a 2-1 majority holding that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine cannot qualify as an inventor under UK patent law.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/uk-court-of-appeal-rules-ai-cannot-be-patent-inventor

Federal Court of Canada Grants Caterpillar’s Appeal, Refuses Puma’s Trademark Application for procat Federal Court of Canada Grants Caterpillar’s Appeal, Refuses Puma’s Trademark Application for procat

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
October 13, 2021October 13, 20212021-10-13
On September 22, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (FC) issued its decision in Caterpillar Inc. v Puma SE, 2021 FC 974, granting an appeal from a decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB), in which the TMOB rejected Caterpillar’s opposition to Puma’s application for the trademark procat.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-grants-caterpillar%E2%80%99s-appeal-refuses-puma%E2%80%99s-trademark-application

Client Advisory: Bill 64 and Upcoming Changes in Privacy Legislation (Part 1 of 2) Client Advisory: Bill 64 and Upcoming Changes in Privacy Legislation (Part 1 of 2)

Privacy
October 13, 2021October 13, 20212021-10-13
Introduction Privacy in Canada is rapidly evolving. Deeth Williams Wall wants to keep you apprised of the latest changes so you may prepare your organization’s compliance activities before legislation comes into effect. This Advisory summarizes actionable elements of the recently passed Québec privacy legislation with commentary on the expected federal privacy legislation.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/client-advisory-bill-64-and-upcoming-changes-privacy-legislation-part-1-of-2

Bill 64 Receives Royal Assent and Signals Major Reform For Quebec’s Privacy Landscape Bill 64 Receives Royal Assent and Signals Major Reform For Quebec’s Privacy Landscape

Privacy
September 28, 2021September 28, 20212021-09-29
On September 22, 2021, Quebec’s major privacy reform bill, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill 64), received royal assent after being adopted by the Quebec National Assembly the day before.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/bill-64-receives-royal-assent-and-signals-major-reform-for-quebec%E2%80%99s-privacy-landscape

Events

October 20, 2021

DWW Partner Richard Austin will moderate a panel discussing Intellectual Property and Drafting Issues: The Non-Artificial Issues in Artificial Intelligence at the 2021 CAN-TECH LAW Annual Conference on October 20th, 2021. 

Join Richard Austin and a panel of experts as they discuss the expanded and evolving uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and explore core developments in the intellectual property and commercial spheres.

The panel will provide key insights on AI legal issues to help you:

October 20, 2021

DWW Associate Jennifer R Davidson will moderate a panel discussing Blockchain and Non-Fungible Tokens in Practice Today: Practical Applications and Legal Issues in Copyright, Finance, Entertainment and More at the 2021 CAN-TECH LAW Annual Conference on October 20th, 2021.

Join Jennifer and a panel of experts to learn about the applications of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and to build your expertise in this rapidly developing area.

The panel will discuss: