Ontario Privacy Commission Releases Annual Report Ontario Privacy Commission Releases Annual Report

Privacy
June 20, 2002June 20, 20022015-07-08
Well in advance of the January 1, 2004 deadline for Canadian provinces to provide privacy legislation in lieu of the federal legislation (PIPEDA), the 2001 Annual Report of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) calls for the adoption of Ontario's proposed privacy legislation (the Privacy of Personal Information Act, 2002).
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Patents and Standard-Setting: Hot Issues for Patent Owners Patents and Standard-Setting: Hot Issues for Patent Owners

Patent
June 19, 2002June 19, 20022015-07-08
© 2002, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Jennifer Jannuska (June 19, 2002) The intermingling of standard-setting and patents has been a contentious topic in legal and technology circles in the last several years. Some say there is an inherent conflict between standard-setting (as an open and public activity) and patents (which are by nature closed and proprietary). Disclosure and licensing are two areas of concern for patent owners interested in participating in standard-setting.
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Inventorship, Authorship, Ownership: Employees and Patent/Copyright Inventorship, Authorship, Ownership: Employees and Patent/Copyright

Patent
June 19, 2002June 19, 20022015-07-08
© 2002, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Jennifer Jannuska (June 19, 2002) Ownership of Inventions, Patent Rights by Employees Under the Patent Act, the inventor is the first person having the right to apply for a patent. In practice, where an invention has been assigned to a company, the company may apply for a patent in its own name by providing evidence of the assignment of rights from the inventor.
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Two Ontario Companies Sue Tucows for Defamation Two Ontario Companies Sue Tucows for Defamation

Information Technology
May 18, 2002May 18, 20022015-09-23
A numbered Ontario company carrying on business under the name Domain Register of Canada (DRC) and one its affiliates, Domain Register of America Inc. (the Plaintiffs) have initiated legal proceedings against Tucows for having sent out emails warning its clients of DRC's questionable marketing practices.
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International Trade, Generic Drugs and the Developing World International Trade, Generic Drugs and the Developing World

Food and Drug
April 12, 2002April 12, 20022015-07-08
© 2002, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Heather Watts (April 12, 2002) AIDS and Africa Since the Uruguay Round of the GATT in 1994, patented drugs, and access to them, in the developing world have become major discussion points. Nowhere is the issue more important, than in Africa, the continent facing one of the worst health crises in history, and which is also the continent with the highest number of Least-Developed Countries (or LDCs) in the world.
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The Madrid Protocol: When will this European fashion arrive in North America and how does it suit you? The Madrid Protocol: When will this European fashion arrive in North America and how does it suit you?

Trademark
December 24, 2001December 24, 20012015-07-08
© 2001, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Gervas W. Wall and Nicholas Whalen (Articling Student at the Firm) Table of Contents
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Developments in Information Technology Law Developments in Information Technology Law

Information Technology
November 24, 2001November 24, 20012015-09-23
© 2002, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Amy-Lynne Williams and Javad Heydary (November, 2001) Canada is one of the "most connected countries in the world" and it is estimated thatCanadian e-commerce will grow to over CND$150 billion ( £65 billion) by 2004. (Industry Canada: http://strategis.gc.ca)
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WIPO Tackles Domain Name and Trademark Conflicts WIPO Tackles Domain Name and Trademark Conflicts

Domain Names
September 24, 2001September 24, 20012015-09-23
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Federal Government to Levy Blank CD-Rewritable Media Federal Government to Levy Blank CD-Rewritable Media

Copyright
September 24, 2001September 24, 20012015-09-23
© 2001, 1999, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Jennifer Jannuska As of January 1, 1999, businesses and individual consumers have had to pay a premium on all "blank audio recording media" purchased in Canada. "Blank audio recording media" includes CD-Rewritable media, used by many companies for data storage.
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Canada Announces Cryptography Policy Canada Announces Cryptography Policy

Security
September 23, 2001September 23, 20012015-07-08
© 2001, 1998, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Michael Erdle The Canadian Minister of Industry, John Manley, announced the official federal policy on cryptography on October 7, 1998, and at that time, outlined the six elements of his government's policy:
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The Boilerplate: What does it Accomplish? The Boilerplate: What does it Accomplish?

Technology Contracting
December 24, 2000December 24, 20002015-07-08
© 2001, 2000, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Gervas W. Wall and Nicholas Whalen (Articling Student at the Firm) It has been said that every contract is made of two parts: the boilerplate and the important stuff i. For many lawyers, boilerplate has become the drafting equivalent of wallpaper -it looks nice, is always around, but after a while you don't notice it any more.
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Official Marks Official Marks

Trademark
June 30, 2000June 30, 20002015-07-08
© 2001, 2000, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Shereen Hamdy Updated: on January 31, 2002 by Heather Watts (June 30, 2000) Introduction
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Online Contracts Enforceable in Canada Online Contracts Enforceable in Canada

Technology Contracting
June 30, 2000June 30, 20002015-07-08
© 2001, 2000, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Jennifer Jannuska (June 30, 2000) Rudder v. Microsoft Corp. [1999] Click-through agreements are enforceable in Canada. A 1999 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice clarified what was an ambiguous legal position for Canadian e-commerce vendors and licensors.
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everything you wanted to know about domain name purchase agreements.com everything you wanted to know about domain name purchase agreements.com

Domain Names
June 21, 2000June 21, 20002017-02-08
© 2000, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Amy-Lynne Williams and Ailbe Flynn (June 21, 2000) Background Domain names are now an important part of acquisitions, product launches, trade-mark policing and new businesses. Although domain names are registered for as little as $70.00 (or free in some cases), they are routinely sold for much more. Recent high profile sales include: 1
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Triangular Chocolate Bars Confusing Triangular Chocolate Bars Confusing

Trademark
December 24, 1999December 24, 19992015-07-08
© 2000, 1999, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Shereen Hamdy What is the proper test for confusion when deciding trade-mark infringement and passing off cases? Is it sufficient that consumers think that the two products come from the same source?. The Ontario Court in Kraft Jacobs Suchard (Schweiz) AG v Hagemeyer Canada Inc., [1998] O.J. No. 415, held that in determining the test for confusion it is enough that consumers think that the two products come from the same source.
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Competition Bureau Releases Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines Competition Bureau Releases Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

Information Technology
December 24, 1999December 24, 19992015-07-08
© 2001, 1999, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Heather Watts and Sue Diaz (Articling Student at the Firm) The Government of Canada Competition Bureau released new Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines in 2000; these are currently available on the Competition Bureau's web site.
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Cultural Objections over U.S. Life-Form Patents Cultural Objections over U.S. Life-Form Patents

Patent
September 24, 1999September 24, 19992015-07-08
© 2000, 1999, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Jennifer Jannuska The issue of the patentability of life forms has been surrounded by various ethical concerns. Recent controversies in the United States have called into question the cultural correctness of patenting certain types of living matter.
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Internet Domain Name Cases Internet Domain Name Cases

Domain Names
September 24, 1999September 24, 19992015-07-08
© 1999, Deeth Williams Wall LLP.
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Regulations Governing Medical Devices in Canada Regulations Governing Medical Devices in Canada

Medical Devices
October 31, 1998October 31, 19982015-07-08
© 2001, 1998, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved . By: Gordon Jepson [First published in the October 1998 issue of Regulatory Affairs Focus: Regulatory Corner "Focus" is a Magazine for Regulatory Affairs Professionals, published by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society]
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Agreements with Contractors and Employees Agreements with Contractors and Employees

Technology Contracting
September 24, 1998September 24, 19982015-07-08
© 2001 - 1998, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. All Rights Reserved. By: Amy-Lynne Williams Table of Contents
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