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Deeth Williams Wall welcomes Hashim Ghazi and Vanessa Komarnicki to the Partnership
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Recent Insights

US Supreme Court Issues Landmark Copyright Decision in Favour of Google after Decade Long Litigation with Oracle US Supreme Court Issues Landmark Copyright Decision in Favour of Google after Decade Long Litigation with...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
April 13, 2021April 13, 20212021-04-14
On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its decision in Google LLC v Oracle America Inc, 593 US ___ (2021), holding that Google’s copying, and incorporation into its Android mobile platform, of approximately 11,500 lines of code from the Oracle-owned application programming interface Java SE (the API) was not copyright infringement and constituted fair use. The decision, delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, marks the end of a decade-long litigation between the tech giants, in which Oracle initially claimed damages in the amount of nearly 9 billion USD for Google’s alleged copyright infringement (previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-supreme-court-issues-landmark-copyright-decision-favour-of-google-after-decade-long

Facebook Addresses Resurgence of Information from 2019 Data Breach Facebook Addresses Resurgence of Information from 2019 Data Breach

Privacy
April 13, 2021April 13, 20212021-04-14
On April 3, 2021, Business Insider reported that information relating to over 530 million Facebook accounts had been made publicly available online. It is estimated that 3.49 million accounts belong to Canadians and the leaked data included names, locations, birthdates, email addresses, and other identifying information.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/facebook-addresses-resurgence-of-information-from-2019-data-breach

Office of the Privacy Commissioner Comments on the Privacy Act Modernization Plan Office of the Privacy Commissioner Comments on the Privacy Act Modernization Plan

Privacy
April 13, 2021April 13, 20212021-04-14
On March 24, 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published its submission in response to the Department of Justice’s public consultation on modernizing the Privacy Act, Canada’s public sector privacy law, which has not been substantially amended in nearly 40 years.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/office-of-privacy-commissioner-comments-on-privacy-act-modernization-plan

Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Insurance Coverage Does Not Apply To Cyber Hack Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Insurance Coverage Does Not Apply To Cyber Hack

Cybersecurity
April 13, 2021April 13, 20212021-04-14
On March 15, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the Court), in Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville v Cooperators General Insurance Company, 2021 ONCA 159, reversed the lower court’s decision that found that Co-operators General Insurance Company (Co-operators) had a duty to defend Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCS) and Laridae Communications Inc. (Laridae) against two claims in relation to a cyber hack.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-court-of-appeal-finds-insurance-coverage-does-not-apply-to-cyber-hack

CIPO Publishes Proposed Changes to the Refusal and Review Process for Industrial Designs CIPO Publishes Proposed Changes to the Refusal and Review Process for Industrial Designs

Industrial Designs
April 13, 2021April 13, 20212021-04-14
On March 29, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) launched a consultation on proposed changes to the refusal and review process for industrial design decisions. CIPO’s Discussion Paper states that the proposed changes will “make it easier to ensure consistency of final refusals” and would increase the timeliness of final decisions.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/cipo-publishes-proposed-changes-to-refusal-and-review-process-for-industrial-designs

Proposed Regulations for the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Published for Consultation Proposed Regulations for the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Published for Consultation

Intellectual Property
March 31, 2021March 31, 20212021-03-31
On March 13, 2021, the Government of Canada published the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Regulations, Rules Amending the Patent Rules, and Regulations amending the Trademarks Regulations (collectively, the proposed Regulations) for public consultation. The proposed Regulations will implement the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Act (the Act), which received royal assent in 2018, and transfer authority for agent regulation from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) to the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (the College).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/proposed-regulations-for-college-of-patent-agents-and-trademark-agents-published-for

Events

April 7, 2021

Hashim Ghazi will be co-chairing the Ontario Bar Association's 2021 program: "Service Providers' Obligations Under Bill C-11" on April 7, 2021 from 10:00-11:00AM (ET). 

March 16, 2021

Hashim Ghazi will be moderating a roundtable on the legal issues surrounding making websites accessible to persons with disabilities hosted by the CAN-TECH on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 

To learn more, click here

December 2, 2020

Jennifer R. Davidson to co-chair the Ontario Bar Association's 2020 program: The "Next Normal" : Emerging Technologies for Today's Challenges on December 2, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 2:00pm (ET)

The program discusses the world transformation towards long term solutions to the pandemic environment and how new technologies play a role in our safety and health.