On November 5, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released Compliance and Enforcement Information Bulletin CRTC 2018-415 (CRTC 2018-415) on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) that may ha
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Canada’s Privacy Commissioner (CPC) is preparing to issue guidance for online cannabis purchasers amidst concerns of potential fallout, such as being barred from entry into the United States if transactions become known by third parties.
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On October 29, 2018, in Energizer Brands, LLC v The Gillette Company, 2018 FC 1003, the Court granted in part The Gillette Company (Duracell)’s motion to strike certain allegations from Energizer’s Statement of Claim.
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On November 5, 2018, extensive changes to Canada’s Industrial Design Act (Act), Industrial Design Regulations (Regulations) and Industrial Design Practice Manual (Manual), came into effect (previously reported in
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When searching for a trademark, one should consider all connotations, and potential public outcry, stemming from the use of the mark. Kleenex learned that lesson first-hand over the last few weeks after their use of the term "Mansize" to describe extra-large tissues faced consumer complaints of being sexist.
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Yahoo has agreed to pay up to $85 million USD to settle consumer class actions involving more than 200 people and up to three billion Yahoo accounts in relation to the company’s data breaches between 2012 and 2016. Both sides reached the settlement after mediation sessions in San Francisco in August and September of this year.
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On October 2, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in decision CRTC 2018-384 denied an application by Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Canada Inc, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Limited and a number of other persons (collecti
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RECIPE Unlimited Corp, the Canadian largest full-service restaurant company that owns brands including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s and East Side Mario’s, suffered a ransomware attack that left many of its locations temporarily closed or with limited operations.
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