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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On October 1, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Court), in Natural Alternatives International Inc v Andrei Iancu, affirmed a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) upholding the rejection of US Patent No.
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Starting November 1, 2018, companies governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), will be required to report data breaches to affected customers, third parties and the federal Privacy Commissioner.
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In a post-trial motion made public September 26, 2018, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) requested that the US District Court for the District of Delaware double the $82.5M USD patent damages owed by Groupon Inc.
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On August 7, 2018 , the Tribunal de grande instance de Paris (TGI) released a decision, Décision du 07 août 2018, 1/4 social N° RG 14/07300, declaring ‘null and void’ numerous terms found in Twitter Inc’s (Twitter
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In the world of sports today, players are becoming more astute in managing their personal brands, and taking steps to secure protection of names, logos and nicknames with an eye of developing their own personal merchandise. Athletes taking steps to secure intellectual property rarely make national news, but a recent US trademark application for “Fitzmagic” (Serial # 88113690) has caused quite a stir.
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On September 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Rogers Communications Inc v Voltage Pictures, 2018 SCC 38, concluding that internet service providers (ISPs) are entitled to recover their reasonable costs for identifying copyright infringers in res
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On September 7, 2018, the Federal Court set aside the decision of the Registrar of Trademarks, who directed that Hilton’s trademark registration for WALDORF-ASTORIA should be expunged from the register (Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP v Miller Thomson, 2018 FC 895).
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On June 27, 2018, in Experian Info Sols v Nationwide Mktg Servs, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the Court) affirmed (in part) a decision from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (District Court) granting summary judgment on Experian Information Solutions Inc (Experian)’s claim for copyri
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