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Monday, September 19, 2022 @ 8:52 AM

Taking unfair advantage of Red Bull trademark Energy Drink

A decision of the U.K. High Court shows that a trademark owner can prevent a third party from taking unfair advantage of their trademark (Monster Energy Company v. Red Bull GmbH [2022] EWHC 2155 (Ch)). ... [read more]

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 4:12 PM

George Strathy: The exit interview TLD Exclusive

Ontario’s former chief justice’s parting words of wisdom to the profession are, by his own admission, not “original,” but nonetheless poignant: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” “I think, as a profession, we are hard on each other. Yes, we’re adversaries, but it’s one thing to advance the interests of your clients, and it’s another to be hard on your opponent,” explained George Strathy in an exclusive interview with The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 11:36 AM

Quebec’s chief justices call for modernization of court system Manon Savard

The chief justices of four courts, addressing hundreds of judges and lawyers in person at the Montreal courthouse for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, broadly outlined their priorities and concerns at Quebec’s opening of the courts ceremony, from the promise and pitfalls of technology to modernize the justice system to the debilitating impact of chronic underfinancing, to the erosion of decorum in the courtroom and the pernicious effects of disparaging social media comments. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 3:13 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. Appeal Court judge denies intervener status in appeal of anti-SLAPP decision

A British Columbia Court of Appeal judge has denied intervener status to two public interest organizations as part of an appeal of a lower court decision which dismissed an application to have a copyright infringement action dismissed as strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 @ 1:31 PM

New associate joins Loopstra Nixon LLP

Loopstra Nixon LLP welcomed associate David Laurie to the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 2:59 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 6:25 PM

Sept. 19 will be federal holiday for Queen’s funeral; provinces asked to make it a day off nationally Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Sept. 19 will be declared a federal holiday to mark the state funeral in London of Queen Elizabeth II. “We will be working with the provinces and the territories to try and see that we're aligned on this — there are still a few details to be worked out, but declaring an opportunity for Canadians to mourn on Monday is going to be important,” Trudeau told reporters Sept. 13 during the federal Liberal caucus treat in St. Andrews, N.B. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 12:23 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta court orders production of native format documents with underlying metadata

An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge has ordered a company to produce design and financial records that have not been redacted for privilege, which the applicant — a competitor also in the oil and gas industry — claims the company has so far produced only minimally despite a prior court order. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 11:23 AM

Should lawyers act as business peacekeepers for clients? | Mark Borkowski

Many lawyers hoping to resolve conflicts in their client’s workplaces use the legal process to resolve issues. This is not their domain and they should stay out of these issues. They should stay in their lane. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 9:22 AM

Six associates join Bereskin & Parr team

Bereskin & Parr welcomed six former articling students as associates to its Toronto office, Parnian Soltanipanah, Chantalle Briggs, Adam Aucoin, Nyrie Israelian, Andrea Ngo and Brett Benham. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 9:21 AM

Deeth Williams Wall adds pair of new partners

Deeth Williams Wall LLP announced that Olalekan (Wole) Akinremi and Jennifer R. Davidson have joined the partnership. ... [read more]