Thank you for your readership over the last year and welcome to what is sure to be an exciting 2019! In this year’s first issue of the E-TIPS® Newsletter, we will recap our most noteworthy reports from 2018 covering developments in IP and IT law, under the following categories: (1) “Legislative, Treaty and Policy Developments”, (2) “Supreme Court of Canada Matters”, (3) “Patents”, (4) “Trademarks”,
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/etips%C2%AE-newsletter%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9C2018-year-review%E2%80%9D
On December 5, 2018, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Commissioner) released a letter to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development offering his views on the Government of Canada’s National Digital and Data Consultations.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-expresses-opinion-on-national-digital-and-data
On November 30, 2018, Marriott International Inc (Marriott) disclosed that approximately 500 million guests who stayed at Starwood hotel properties (which Marriott acquired in 2015) between 2014 and 2018 may have had their personal information compromised. Starwood hotel properties include prominent brands such as W hotels, St.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/marriott-hotel-chain-subject-to-data-breach-affecting-up-to-half-a-billion-people
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
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/new-casl-guidelines-spell-onerous-obligations-and-potential-liability-for-digital
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.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/cannabis-consumers-warned-over-potential-privacy-implications-of-online-cannabis-purchases
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.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/bunny-brand-has-its-day-court
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
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/canada-modernizes-its-industrial-design-regime-to-implement-hague-agreement
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.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/controversial-mansized-tissues-pulled-from-uk-stores-amidst-complaints-of-sexism