Lenczner Slaght LLP
In FibroGen, Inc v Akebia Therapeutics, Inc, the Federal Court of Appeal set aside an order requiring a party to make certain fact witness statements from a discontinued action public,...
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada provides some helpful guidance and reassurance to foreign franchisors whose expansion into Canada may be obstructed by "bad faith" trademark squatting.
Official marks are an exotic species in the world of trademarks and a purely Canadian invention. They will soon become more vulnerable than ever due to the coming into force at some point in 2023...
MLT Aikins LLP
On November 2, 2020, Ankit Sahni, a lawyer in India, succeeded in registering an AI-generated artwork titled "Suryast" with the Indian Copyright Office (ROC No. A-135120/2020).
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melancon
Recently, the Government of Québec adopted An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec ("Bill 96"), which is intended to progressively amend the Charter of the French Language ("Charter").
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
A brand owner must understand how the Canadian trademark system works so that it can be used to the maximum extent possible to protect the brand name and related slogans, the product and in some cases, product packaging.
Fasken successfully represented several of the respondents before the Supreme Court of Canada in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Entertainment Software Association...
For patented or patentable inventions, it is best practice to execute an agreement for a patent assignment that compensates the employee for the invention separately from their usual employment compensation.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On June 1, 2022, Bill 96, an act passed by the Québec legislature, became law.
Canada's treaty obligations under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement ("CUSMA") and Canada's statutory requirement to review the Copyright Act every five years have jointly prompted the modernization of...
On June 23, 2022, Royal Assent was granted to Bill C-19, an omnibus bill that implements significant amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act (the "Act"). In particular, the legislative amendments...
As we recently reported, Bill C-19, the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, received royal on June 23, 2022.
On May 27, 2022, the Federal Court of Canada released Rogers Media Inc. v John Doe 1, 2022 FC 775, in which the Federal Court granted the first-ever dynamic site-blocking injunction in Canada.
Success breeds success and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Smart & Biggar
Historically, claim fees have not been payable at any time during the pendency of a Canadian patent application or term of the patent. This will change soon, and the present article discusses...
On July 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly-anticipated decision in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Entertainment Software Association.
Smart & Biggar
Historically, claim fees have not been payable at any time during the pendency of a Canadian patent application or term of the patent. This will change soon, and the present article...
Fasken successfully represented several of the respondents before the Supreme Court of Canada in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Entertainment Software Association, 2022 SCC 30.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In the Final Action, the Examiner rejected all claims in the application as being directed to unpatentable subject matter and lacking utility.
The success of IP transactions is rooted in the IP asset in play. But what if your company suddenly discovers it no longer actually owns the right, despite it being created by employees?