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Intellectual Property


Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 1:03 PM

Oyen Wiggs adds two associates

Oyen Wiggs welcomed associates Nina Rajic and Kevin Wang to the firm. Both have joined the firm after the completion of their articles. ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 8:57 AM

Canada launches consultation on copyright framework for AI and Internet of Things

On July 16, the federal government launched a public consultation to develop “a modern copyright framework for artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).” ... [read more]

Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 8:21 AM

Marriage between intellectual property, monopolies Intersecting gear heads

Might a legal monopoly be essential to let a market economy exist? At first glance, the answer is no. But upon further analysis, the first glance answer does not stand. ... [read more]

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:13 PM

B.C. Supreme Court scheduling system broken, has been for a long time | Kyla Lee

On the second Tuesday of every month, alarm clocks across the province go off early. Lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals and self-represented individuals get out of bed early, make a big cup of coffee and start to engage in finger stretching exercises. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 12:35 PM

One person’s trash: Interaction between intellectual property, right to repair Computer Screen with tools

We have all had passing thoughts of regret before tossing a household item or appliance in the garbage. We wanted to fix it but could not find a replacement part or instructions online to fix the problem. We would be happy to pay someone to fix it, if we could even find a repairperson, but the cost of the part and repair labour are likely to be comparable to the cost of buying a replacement item. The rest is history — and landfill.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

Wellness: Five money lessons every young lawyer should know | Darryl Singer

Like it or not, money factors into so many parts of our careers as lawyers. As a mentor to countless students and juniors over the years, I have come up with a number of pieces of financial wisdom which I now routinely pass along to all of them. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Top legal tech trends to watch for in 2021  Lawyer looking into future with telescope

Digitization continues to change the world at a fast pace. Digital technology has played a significant role in every aspect across businesses and industries, influencing time management, productivity, costs, etc. If we talk about the legal sector, legal professionals are becoming more open to and comfortable with technology. They recognize the benefits of streamlining time-consuming tasks and increasing work efficiency using various legal software programs. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 08, 2021 @ 2:04 PM

TikTok sued concerning inappropriate use of voice Microphone and screen

A recent lawsuit filed against TikTok in the United States raises interesting issues concerning the rights of individuals providing voice-over services. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 07, 2021 @ 12:43 PM

Facilitating arbitration for intracorporate disputes: Consider the Philippines Flag of the Philippines with scales of justice

While most intracorporate disputes are arbitrable in Canadian and many other jurisdictions, generally there are no specific regimes for them. Yes, provincial arbitration statutes would apply. But certain issues particular to many intercorporate situations may prove problematic, particularly binding all potential parties and the efficient appointment of an arbitral tribunal in multiparty disputes. ... [read more]

Monday, July 05, 2021 @ 9:52 AM

Implications of blockchain for lawyers Bitcoin eroding away

It has been demonstrated that the blockchain, and smart contracts in particular, have the capacity to drastically reduce time and costs associated with centralization. As a result, blockchain poses a threat to many institutions including banks, through the development of decentralized finance (DeFi) and peer-to-peer lending, insurance companies, through parametric insurance and certain types of bureaucracies that are responsible for creation and management of state-issued identifications such as driving licences and passports through projects such as ICON (ICX). ... [read more]