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Helping Your Ideas Take Flight For Over 25 Years.
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
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 DWW and Eight Lawyers recognized in 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Recent Insights

Ontario Government Provides Guidance On The New Disclosure Requirements For The Electronic Monitoring Of Employees Ontario Government Provides Guidance On The New Disclosure Requirements For The Electronic Monitoring Of ...

Privacy
August 10, 2022August 10, 20222022-08-10
Further to our previous E-TIPS® articles on the Working for Workers Act, 2022 (the Act) found here and here, on July 12, 2022, Ontario’s Guide to the Employment Standards Act (the Guide) was updated to provide Ontario employers with guidance regarding the disclosure requirements for the electronic monitoring of employees that must be complied with by October 11, 2022.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-government-provides-guidance-on-new-disclosure-requirements-for-electronic

European Patent Office Confirms That A Machine Cannot Be An Inventor European Patent Office Confirms That A Machine Cannot Be An Inventor

Patents
August 10, 2022August 10, 20222022-08-10
On July 5, 2022, the Legal Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued its decision in case J 8/20. The Legal Board of Appeal (the Board) confirmed the decision of the Receiving Section of the EPO to refuse patent application number EP 18 275 163 on the basis that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be the inventor of a patent.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/european-patent-office-confirms-a-machine-cannot-be-an-inventor

Office Of The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Responds To Proposed Regulations For Examining Personal Digital Devices At Canadian Borders Office Of The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Responds To Proposed Regulations For Examining Personal Digi...

Privacy
August 10, 2022August 10, 20222022-08-10
On July 14, 2022, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) provided its submission in response to a consultation launched by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on proposed Regulations for the Examination of Documents Stored on Personal Digital Devices (the Regulations).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/office-of-privacy-commissioner-of-canada-responds-to-proposed-regulations-for-examining

Québec Publishes Draft Regulations On Reporting Confidentiality Incidents Québec Publishes Draft Regulations On Reporting Confidentiality Incidents

Cybersecurity
August 10, 2022August 10, 20222022-08-10
On June 29, 2022, the Québec government published draft regulations respecting confidentiality incidents (the Draft Regulations) that provide details on how public and private sector organizations should be required to handle breaches affecting personal information under the new privacy regime in Québec.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/qu%C3%A9bec-publishes-draft-regulations-on-reporting-confidentiality-incidents

Federal Court Of Canada Expunges Trademarks On Summary Trial, Dismisses Passing Off Claim Federal Court Of Canada Expunges Trademarks On Summary Trial, Dismisses Passing Off Claim

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
August 10, 2022August 10, 20222022-08-10
On July 14, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Dragona Carpet Supplies Mississauga Inc. v Dragona Carpet Supplies Ltd., 2022 FC 1042, in which it dismissed the Plaintiff’s action and expunged the Plaintiff’s trademark registrations on summary trial.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-expunges-trademarks-on-summary-trial-dismisses-passing-off-claim

Supreme Court Of Canada Holds That Making Works Available Online Is Not A Separately Protected And Compensable Activity Supreme Court Of Canada Holds That Making Works Available Online Is Not A Separately Protected And Compen...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
July 27, 2022July 27, 20222022-07-27
On July 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC) issued its decision in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v Entertainment Software Association, 2022 SCC 30, in which it unanimously affirmed the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal finding that the Copyright Act (the Act) only requires users to pay one royalty fee to stream works online. The Court also revised the standard of review for decisions where an administrative body and courts share concurrent first instance jurisdiction over questions of law.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-holds-making-works-available-online-not-a-separately-protected-and

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: