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Intellectual Property


Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 3:15 PM

Gowling WLG adds two IP partners in Toronto

Gowling WLG announced that Jennifer Jannuska and Omar Nassif are new partners in the firm’s intellectual property group. Both are based in the Toronto office. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

Importance of good fences Maninfrontoffence

A recent decision of the Federal Court illustrates the importance of clearly understanding the nature of a business venture and the ownership and use of related intellectual property. In most cases, independent advice from a knowledgeable lawyer will be required so the necessary agreements and licences can be put in place. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

The Russian dog theory of litigation: A fable | Barry Landy

Gentle readers, I propose to regale you with a fable. ... [read more]

Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 11:58 AM

New IP partner for Fogler, Rubinoff

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP announced that Kevin Shipley has joined the firm as a partner in its intellectual property (IP) group. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

How e-commerce platforms get drawn into global war on counterfeit goods Maninenvelope.jpg

On Jan. 24, 2020, the United States issued a new policy paper that delivers a critical hit to e-commerce platforms that sell goods into the country, by making them liable to consumers who unwittingly purchase counterfeit goods on the platform. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 12:54 PM

Copyright no plaything: Celebrity tattoos in video games Tattoo

Tattooed celebrities are abundant; from Shawn Mendes’s fan-designed butterfly, to Drake’s “6 God” praying hands, to the elaborate artwork displayed on the bodies of professional athletes like basketball star LeBron James (by one account more than half of all active NBA players have tattoos) — the list goes on. Whether it’s angels or demons, expressions of faith, or names of family and friends who’ve been loved or lost, there’s no doubt a celebrity’s body art is an integral part of their personal brand, appearance and public identity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 9:35 AM

Federal Court of Appeal decision means no questions left on test for protective orders: lawyer Andrew Brodkin, Goodmans LLP

The Federal Court of Appeal has clarified the test to be used when determining whether to issue a protective order in intellectual property cases, a decision a lawyer involved in the case says now offers greater certainty to companies on what their rights are in Canada when seeking to protect information. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Humour in the practice of law: Seriously | Marcel Strigberger

Are you sometimes overstressed practising law? Is your sense of humour dormant or even worse, muzzled? Of course not, but if it is … ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

Three new partners at Lavery

Lavery Lawyers announced the appointments of Valérie Belle-Isle, Guillaume Laberge and Béatrice Ngatcha as partners of the firm. ... [read more]