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Recent Insights

Federal Court of Canada Holds Parts of the Recent Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations Ultra Vires the Patent Act Federal Court of Canada Holds Parts of the Recent Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations Ultra ...

Patent
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On June 29, 2020, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Innovative Medicines Canada v Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 725, challenging the validity of certain provisions of the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations (Additional Factors and Information Reporting Requirements) SOR/2019-298 (the Amendments) set to come into force on January 1, 2021.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-holds-parts-of-recent-amendments-to-patented-medicines-regulations

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Announces Clearview AI Will Cease Offering Facial Recognition Technology in Canada Privacy Commissioner of Canada Announces Clearview AI Will Cease Offering Facial Recognition Technology i...

Privacy
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On July 6, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced that US-based company, Clearview AI, has advised the OPC that it will cease offering facial recognition services in Canada. This includes the indefinite suspension of Clearview AI’s contract with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), its last Canadian client.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-announces-clearview-ai-will-cease-offering-facial

US Supreme Court Rules That “generic.com” Trademarks Are Protectable US Supreme Court Rules That “generic.com” Trademarks Are Protectable

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On June 30, 2020, the US Supreme Court (the Court) released its decision in United States Patent and Trademark Office et al v Booking.com BV, 591 U. S. __ (2020), holding that the combination of the generic word “Booking” and the domain “.com” was a protectable trademark.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-supreme-court-rules-%E2%80%9Cgenericcom%E2%80%9D-trademarks-are-protectable

Privacy Commissioners in Canada Launch Joint Investigation into Tim Hortons Mobile App Privacy Commissioners in Canada Launch Joint Investigation into Tim Hortons Mobile App

Privacy
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On June 29, 2020 the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced that it and the provincial privacy commissioners of Alberta, British Columbia and Québec will commence a joint investigation into a Tim Hortons mobile ordering application after reports were brought to light by the media concerning its improper collection and use of personal information, particularly users’ geolocation data as they go about their daily activities.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioners-canada-launch-joint-investigation-into-tim-hortons-mobile-app

Canadian Intellectual Property Office Launches Pilot Program for Accelerated Examination of COVID-19-Related Patent Applications Canadian Intellectual Property Office Launches Pilot Program for Accelerated Examination of COVID-19-Rela...

Patent
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On July 8, 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that they are launching a pilot program allowing small entities (universities, or businesses employing 50 or fewer employees) to request accelerated examination at no additional cost of patent applications for medical products and processes supporting the COVID-19 health response.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-intellectual-property-office-launches-pilot-program-for-accelerated-examination

Ontario and BC Information and Privacy Commissioners Find LifeLabs Failed to Implement Reasonable Safeguards in 2019 Privacy Breach Ontario and BC Information and Privacy Commissioners Find LifeLabs Failed to Implement Reasonable Safegua...

Privacy
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On June 25, 2020, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (Ontario IPC) and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (BC OIPC) announced that their joint investigation into LifeLabs’ 2019 privacy breach found that LifeLabs failed to protect Canadians’ personal health information.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-and-bc-information-and-privacy-commissioners-find-lifelabs-failed-to-implement

Events

May 21, 2020

Deeth Williams Wall associate Jennifer Davidson has joined the program faculty of the Osgoode Professional Development Certificate Program entitled Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements.

Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating & Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements. 

More information on the program can be found here:

May 5, 2020

Get Up to Speed: Video Conferencing Solutions for Your Practice

Before mid-March, your daily routine may have involved some remote interaction with clients, lawyers and other stakeholders. Today, most practitioners' schedules are filled with back-to-back video conferences on various virtual platforms.

February 12, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will be discussing accountability and risk in third party relationships in a lecture entitled "Where Does Accountability and Risk Lie in 3rd Party Relationships?" at the Council for Chief Privacy Officers on February 12th in Toronto.