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Recent Insights

Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Actions under the PM(NOC) Regulations Are Not Restricted to Issues Raised in the Notice of Allegation Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Actions under the PM(NOC) Regulations Are Not Restricted to Issues Raise...

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
June 23, 2021June 23, 20212021-06-23
On June 9, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) in Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. v Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2021 FCA 113, dismissed the appeal of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada (Sunovion, or the ‘first person’) from the Federal Court (FC) decision, 2021 FC 37, allowing Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Taro, or the ‘second person’) to amend its statement of defence in the context of an action brought under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the Regulations).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-confirms-actions-under-pmnoc-regulations-are-not-restricted-to

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Limits the Scope of the Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Ontario Superior Court of Justice Limits the Scope of the Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion

Privacy
June 23, 2021June 23, 20212021-06-23
On June 9, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued its decision in Owsianik v Equifax Canada Co, 2021 ONSC 4112, where the majority allowed an appeal arising from the plaintiff’s successful class certification motion, finding that entities that collect and store private information cannot be liable for intrusion upon seclusion by failing to prevent the intrusion of another.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-superior-court-of-justice-limits-scope-of-tort-of-intrusion-upon-seclusion

Federal Court of Canada Awards Damages for Infringement of SUBWAY Trademarks Federal Court of Canada Awards Damages for Infringement of SUBWAY Trademarks

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
June 23, 2021June 23, 20212021-06-23
On June 10, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Subway IP LLC v Budway, Cannabis & Wellness Store, 2021 FC 583, where it granted Subway IP LLC (Subway) damages for infringement, passing off, and depreciation of goodwill of its registered trademarks.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-awards-damages-for-infringement-of-subway-trademarks

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Statement On RCMP’s Use Of Clearview AI and Draft Guidance On Use Of Facial Recognition Technology Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Statement On RCMP’s Use Of Clearview AI and Draft Guidance On Use...

Privacy
June 23, 2021June 23, 20212021-06-23
On June 10, 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) issued a statement following its investigation into the RCMP’s use of Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology (FRT), reporting that the RCMP contravened the Privacy Act (the Act) when it collected information from Clearview AI.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-releases-statement-on-rcmp%E2%80%99s-use-of-clearview-ai-and-draft

Federal Court Finds That “Harley Davidson Willie G Edition” Custom-Built Electric Bicycles Infringe Harley-Davidson’s Trademarks Federal Court Finds That “Harley Davidson Willie G Edition” Custom-Built Electric Bicycles Infringe Harle...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
June 23, 2021June 23, 20212021-06-23
On June 17, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in H-D U.S.A., LLC v Varzari, 2021 FC 620, in which Justice McHaffie found in favour of H-D USA, LLC and Harley-Davidson Canada LP (collectively, the Applicants) for trademark infringement, passing off and depreciation of goodwill in relation to custom-built electric bicycles sold by Mr. Varzari.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-finds-%E2%80%9Charley-davidson-willie-g-edition%E2%80%9D-custombuilt-electric-bicycles

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Canada’s First Site-Blocking Order Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Canada’s First Site-Blocking Order

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
June 8, 2021June 8, 20212021-06-08
On May 26, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) issued its decision in Teksavvy Solutions Inc. v Bell Media Inc., 2021 FCA 100, upholding the decision of the Federal Court (FC) to issue Canada’s first website-blocking order, which requires Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to certain websites hosting unauthorized content.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-upholds-canada%E2%80%99s-first-siteblocking-order

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