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Bereskin & Parr LLP
Despite 2021 feeling like an extension of 2020, there were a number of notable developments related to intellectual property in the life sciences.
Bennett Jones LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Baldwin v Imperial Metals Corporation, 2021 ONCA 838 [Imperial Metals] and provided additional guidance on the role public correction...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On January 23, 2022, the Québec Government published Ministerial Order 2022-007 (the "Order") regarding the introduction of the vaccine passport in certain additional businesses, as announced last week.
Lenczner Slaght LLP
On October 1, 2020, section 29.1 of the Class Proceedings Act ("CPA") took effect. This provision, designed to address the phenomenon of class actions being started and...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
In the past two years, COVID-19 has wreaked international havoc and the challenges are intensified when it comes to governance of parenting issues for separated parents.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On October 28, 2021, Bill 19 – 2021: Societies Amendment Act, 2021 ("Bill 19") received royal assent in British Columbia, introducing amendments to the Societies Act (British Columbia) (the "Act").
Gowling WLG
Since 2019, the Court has seen a steady stream of motions for summary judgement or summary trial in the context of patent infringement actions.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
British Columbia Financial Services Authority (BCSFA) wants to impose mandatory reporting requirements on financial institutions that experience information security incidents...
Welcome back to our Interest Rates Watch series, developed to provide timely updates and practical advice on developments related to interest rates and benchmarks on a regular basis.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Last week, the Bank of Canada (the BoC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released their joint final report on their pilot climate scenario analysis project...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On January 14, 2022, the Bank of Canada ("BoC") and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions ("OSFI") published Using Scenario Analysis to Assess Climate Transition Risk,...
WeirFoulds LLP
On November 20, 2021, long-awaited amendments to the Wage Earner Protection Program ("WEPP") came into force. The amendments are a welcome change to WEPP and will close some of the remaining gaps...
Watson Goepel LLP
Let's face it, making an estate plan is probably not the activity on the top of your to-do list. Most Canadians do not have a valid will.
Gowling WLG
A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal affirms that summary dismissal of an action against a municipality is appropriate where the plaintiff has failed to provide timely notice without reasonable excuse.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The much-anticipated appeal decision in Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc., 2022 FCA 7, gives strength to the principle that "the simpler a copyrighted work is...
Clark Wilson LLP
In Oshawa, the plaintiff alleged that on September 14, 2016, she tripped and fell on an uneven Oshawa city sidewalk.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In Kobold Corporation v. NCS Multistage Inc., 2021 FC 1437, the Federal Court addressed two often pondered questions in Canadian patent law: can the court decide the construction of a patent's claims before trial, and when can a prior user rely on a prior use defence to infringement?
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Following our article of July 26, 2021, Applicants are reminded that changes to Canadian Patent Rules ("Rules") are expected in 2022.
A purchase option in a franchise agreement consists of a contractual clause stipulating that, under certain circumstances described in the agreement, the franchisor has the right, but not the obligation, to acquire the business or assets of its franchisee at a price and under conditions stipulated in the clause.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In Canada, as in the U.S., there is a risk that a court may re-characterize a securitization of receivables as a secured loan transaction rather than a sale transaction. In order to mitigate this risk,...
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