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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On September 11, 2018, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) representing several major studios, namely Universal, Columbia Pictures, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Amazon and Netflix, filed a
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On September 12, 2018, European Union lawmakers passed a copyright reform directive that aims to update copyright policy for the digital age. The vote has been met with some controversy, as two provisions, in particular, articles 11 and 13, provide the opportun
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The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected nine Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) proposals in orders published on August 22 involving three separate companies – ProShares (two proposed ETFs), Direxion (five) and GraniteShares (two). The ETFs in question differed from previous proposals in that they were tied to the market for bitcoin futures, rather than a fund that holds bitcoin directly.
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The consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently filed applications in Canada and the United States to trademark acronyms common in SMS (short message service) language or textspeak, including “LOL”, “FML”, “NBD”, and “WTF”.
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On August 1, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Court) issued its decision in Dish v Shava, 2018 ONSC 2867, and granted summary judgment. In so doing, the Court recognized and enforced a $25,600,000 US judgment order for copyright infringement.
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On August 3, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its decision in Ontario Medical Association v Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2018 ONCA 673, finding that the names of the top 100 physician billers to OHIP and amounts billed are not “p
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A New Jersey federal judge has granted the defendant, Raymours Furniture Co Inc’s, motion to transfer venue of a putative class action to New York federal court based on the forum selection clause in a sweepstakes agreement to which the plaintiff named in the sweepstakes law class action, Evelyn Manopla, consented when she provided her
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In GoPro, Inc v Contour IP Holding, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found that a GoPro catalog disseminated at a trade show tailored to dealers and wholesale distributors did not qualify as a prior art printed publication under Section 102(b) of 35 U.S.
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On July 31, 2018, the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) announced that it has merged operations with the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers & Publishers in Canada (SODRAC).
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