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Nine DWW Lawyers named in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
Nine DWW Lawyers named in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
Deeth Williams Wall has received awards and accolades from several national and international industry publications including Best of the Best, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyer, Lexpert Guide to Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, Canadian Lawyer and IP Stars.
Deeth Williams Wall has received awards and accolades from several national and international industry publications including Best of the Best, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyer, Lexpert Guide to Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, Canadian Lawyer and IP Stars.
Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. This is where we come in.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) This is where we come in. Deeth Williams Wall
Slide 60 - DWW and Eight Lawyers recognized in 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
 DWW and Eight Lawyers recognized in 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Recent Insights

It’s Official (Marks). CIPO May Trim Entities Which Are No Longer Public Authorities Or Are Inactive It’s Official (Marks). CIPO May Trim Entities Which Are No Longer Public Authorities Or Are Inactive

Trademarks
June 29, 2022June 29, 20222022-06-29
Certain amendments to Canada's Trademarks Act are expected to come into force shortly, which will have a significant impact on the ability to clear "deadwood" official marks currently on the Register. Subsection 9(4) of the Trademarks Act gives the Registrar of Trademarks the authority to give public notice that the protections of the Act which govern official marks do not apply to a particular official mark. The Registrar may give such notice if the holder of the official mark is not a public authority or no longer exists. This section, however, is not yet in force. In anticipation of this section coming into force in the near future, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has recently released a draft of a Practice Notice introducing a new procedure on how it will exercise its authority.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/it%E2%80%99s-official-marks-cipo-may-trim-entities-which-are-no-longer-public-authorities-or-are

Federal Court Of Canada Directs The Commissioner Of Patents On The Legal Test For Assessing Patentable Subject Matter For Computer-Implemented Inventions Federal Court Of Canada Directs The Commissioner Of Patents On The Legal Test For Assessing Patentable Su...

Patent Litigation
June 29, 2022June 29, 20222022-06-29
On June 17, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) in Benjamin Moore & Co. v Attorney General Of Canada, 2022 FC 923, allowed the appeals from two decisions of the Commissioner of Patents (the Commissioner) refusing patent applications as not being directed to a patentable subject matter under the Patent Act. The Court concluded that the Commissioner applied the wrong legal test for claim construction and patentable subject matter, remitted the matter back to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for determination, and instructed the Commissioner on the proper legal assessment for claim construction and patentable subject matter.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-directs-commissioner-of-patents-on-legal-test-for-assessing

Government Of Canada Introduces Bill C-27: A Second Attempt At Comprehensive Reform To Federal Privacy Legislation Government Of Canada Introduces Bill C-27: A Second Attempt At Comprehensive Reform To Federal Privacy Le...

Privacy
June 29, 2022June 29, 20222022-06-29
On June 16, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-27, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022. Bill C-27 is the second attempt at overhauling Canada’s federal privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, was the first major overhaul of Canada’s privacy regime, as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here, but died on the order paper with the announcement of the 2021 federal election.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/government-of-canada-introduces-bill-c27-a-second-attempt-at-comprehensive-reform-to

Federal Court Of Canada Issues Dynamic Site Blocking Order To Prevent Unauthorized NHL Streams Federal Court Of Canada Issues Dynamic Site Blocking Order To Prevent Unauthorized NHL Streams

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
June 29, 2022June 29, 20222022-06-29
On May 27, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court), in Rogers Media Inc. v John Doe 1, 2022 FC 775, issued a “dynamic” site blocking Order preventing access to streaming servers that provide unauthorized streams of National Hockey League (NHL) games in real time. This ruling represents the first dynamic site blocking order granted in Canada.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-issues-dynamic-site-blocking-order-to-prevent-unauthorized-nhl

Government Of Canada Introduces Bill C-26 That Proposes To Enact The Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act Government Of Canada Introduces Bill C-26 That Proposes To Enact The Critical Cyber Systems Protection Ac...

Cybersecurity
June 29, 2022June 29, 20222022-06-29
On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-26, An Act Respecting Cyber Security, which would enact the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act (the CCSPA) to establish a regulatory cyber security framework and improve baseline security for vital public systems and services.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/government-of-canada-introduces-bill-c26-proposes-to-enact-critical-cyber-systems

Government Of British Columbia Passes Anti-Racism Data Act Government Of British Columbia Passes Anti-Racism Data Act

Privacy
June 29, 2022June 29, 20222022-06-29
On June 2, 2022, the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) passed the Anti-Racism Data Act (the Act). B.C. is the first province in Canada to pass legislation that provides for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by public bodies (within the province) for the purposes of identifying and eliminating systemic racism and advancing racial equity.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/government-of-british-columbia-passes-antiracism-data-act

Events

June 21, 2022

Ransomware, phishing attacks, data breaches, and various types of cyber threats have become commonplace occurrences within the Canadian landscape. Organizations are facing an explosion of cyberattacks with more than 85 percent of Canadian companies experiencing at least one cyberattack in 2021.* With these statistics, it is critical to understand how to respond when an attack hits – every minute counts.

May 18, 2022

The pandemic has forever changed the landscape of how and where we work. A recent Ipsos poll found that only half of Canadians currently working from home expect to return to the office regularly in 2022. This has left employers scrambling to find ways to supervise and measure the productivity of employees working remotely.

April 27, 2022

Service levels can be an effective way for clients to ensure their suppliers are providing services in accordance with the supplier’s contractual obligations. However, there are pitfalls to avoid when using service levels such as drafting service levels that provide incentives for suppliers to focus on irrelevant or unimportant metrics or having ineffective remedies if the suppliers fail to achieve the agreed-to service levels.

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of service levels, focusing on: