Recent Insights

OPC Announces Consultation on Transborder Dataflows OPC Announces Consultation on Transborder Dataflows

Privacy
April 17, 2019April 17, 20192019-04-17
On April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced that it is revisiting its policy position on transborder dataflows under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  The
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/opc-announces-consultation-on-transborder-dataflows

European Commission Launches Pilot Program to Test Ethical Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence European Commission Launches Pilot Program to Test Ethical Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

Information Technology
April 17, 2019April 17, 20192019-04-17
On April 8, 2019, the European Commission (Commission) announced the launch of a pilot project to test draft ethical rules for developing and applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/european-commission-launches-pilot-program-to-test-ethical-guidelines-for-artificial

Trump Administration Turns Attention to Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Trump Administration Turns Attention to Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

Intellectual Property
April 17, 2019April 17, 20192019-04-17
On April 3, 2019, US President Donald Trump released a memorandum on combating trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods, bringing new attention to this topic.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/trump-administration-turns-attention-to-combating-trafficking-counterfeit-and-pirated

Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Trademark Opposition Proceeding Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Trademark Opposition Proceeding

Trademark
April 17, 2019April 17, 20192019-04-17
On April 2, 2019, in Seara Alimentos Ltd v Amira Enterprises Inc, 2019 FCA 63, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed an appeal by Seara from a decision of the Federal Court refusing registration of Seara’s trademarks.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-dismisses-appeal-trademark-opposition-proceeding

Federal Court Considers Motion to Stay Prosecution and Issuance of Canadian Patent Applications Federal Court Considers Motion to Stay Prosecution and Issuance of Canadian Patent Applications

Patent
April 17, 2019April 17, 20192019-04-17
On February 4, 2019, the Federal Court (Court) issued a decision in Canadian National Railway Company v BNSF Railway Company, 2019 FC 142, considering a motion by BNS
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-considers-motion-to-stay-prosecution-and-issuance-of-canadian-patent

Federal Court Dismisses Application to Expunge Upper Crust’s Trademark Federal Court Dismisses Application to Expunge Upper Crust’s Trademark

Trademark
April 17, 2019April 17, 20192019-04-17
On April 2, 2019, in Bon Appetit Danish, Inc v 2168587 Ontario Ltd, 2019 FC 396, the Federal Court (Court) dismissed an application brought by
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-dismisses-application-to-expunge-upper-crust%E2%80%99s-trademark

Events

May 17, 2019

Richard Austin will be moderating a panel titled “AI on the Case: The Legal and Ethical Issues of Using AI-powered Investigatory Tools for Criminal and Civil Matters” at ITECHLAW’s 2019 World Technology Law Conference in Boston.  The conference runs from May 15 to 17 and the conference agenda is available here.  

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