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Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 1:36 PM

Bereskin & Parr to host cross-border patent law webinar

Bereskin & Parr will be leading a webinar on Feb. 15 on the differences between Canadian and U.S. patent law and what that means to you. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 @ 1:41 PM

Stevenson, Pidkowich new partners at Smart & Biggar / Fetherstonhaugh

Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property (IP) and technology law, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, announces two new partners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

Sarginson retires from Bereskin & Parr

Former managing partner Lloyd Sarginson has retired from the intellectual property law firm, Bereskin & Parr LLP effective Jan. 1, 2017. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Sometimes a trademark is too 'successful'

Next time you’re sipping your morning coffee, spare a thought for Bodum, the famous Swiss coffee equipment maker and a hapless victim of brutal trademark genericide. In 1997, the company successfully registered the term French press as a trademark and displayed it on its non-electric coffee makers. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

The legal geography of food

On Oct. 31, 2016, on the heels of the official signature by Canadian and European Union (EU) leaders of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canadian government tabled Bill C-30 (now called for consideration at second reading), which is intended to implement CETA into Canadian law. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Patent 'file wrapper' ban showing its age

For decades, Canadian patentees have benefited from a particular type of immunity when asserting their patents in court: whatever was said to the patent office about the scope of the patented monopoly sought stays in the patent office. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

The new frontier of social media property rights

When Donald Trump was formally inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017, it was the first time in history that a presidential Twitter account changed hands. The @POTUS account and its 11 million followers will be transferred from the 44th POTUS to the 45th POTUS. All of President Obama’s tweets will migrate to a new account with the handle @POTUS44. Similar arrangements have been made for other presidential social media accounts. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Canada’s fast track to patent protection

Quickly and efficiently obtaining a Canadian patent can be a strategic option to dissuade potential patent infringers. Investel Capital Corp., a Vancouver-based company, took advantage of Canada’s advanced examination process to obtain a patent in a little over a year from its request. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Jail time used in trademark enforcement

Smoke shop owner refused to participate and breached terms of contempt order ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Canada's fast track to patent protection

Quickly and efficiently obtaining a Canadian patent can be a strategic option to dissuade potential patent infringers. Investel Capital Corp., a Vancouver-based company, took advantage of Canada’s advanced examination process to obtain a patent in a little over a year from its request. ... [read more]