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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 9:25 AM

Lincoln Alexander School of Law provides free legal counsel to tech startups through new program Donna Young, dean of the Lincoln Alexander School of Law

The Lincoln Alexander School of Law has a new program which will give students “a work-integrated education experience while providing invaluable legal support to early-stage tech founders based at the DMZ,” a leading startup incubator based in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 8:55 AM

Tipping the scales in court Man with writing impliments and tipped scales of justice

A litigator’s secret fantasy is to appear before a judge and have the attendance flow smoothly with the judge giving you everything you want in your matter and your greatness being acknowledged by the judge throughout your appearance. ... [read more]

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 12:49 PM

Clear case for expungement Water filter

Many applications in the Federal Court seeking expungement are relatively complex but a recent application seems relatively straightforward and illustrates the application of the relevant principles (Advanced Purification Engineering Corporation (APEC Water Systems) v. iSpring Water Systems, LLC 2022 FC 388). ... [read more]

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 11:05 AM

American water filtration company has trademark struck down by Federal Court Stephanie Chong was the counsel for APEC Water in the case

A Federal Court judge has struck down the trademark of a water filtration company on multiple grounds, including not being entitled to secure the registration in Canada in the first place. ... [read more]

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 9:59 AM

Smart & Biggar welcomes two new associates to patents group

Intellectual property firm Smart & Biggar announced that Hyun Woo Choi and Malcolm Harvey have joined the firm as new associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Canada hits Russian Federation Council with economic sanctions for enabling Ukraine sovereignty violations Justin Trudeau

Canada has slapped economic sanctions on 160 individual members of the Russian Federation Council for “having facilitated and enabled violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 8:57 AM

On gowns | Gabriel Latner

Let’s dispense with conspiracy theories: I do not believe our judiciary is in the (undoubtedly voluminous and exquisitely lined) pocket of Big Gown. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 @ 12:32 PM

Federal political parties covered by B.C. privacy law, commissioner’s office finds David Young

The office of B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner has ruled that federal political parties are subject to the province’s privacy law, a decision that experts say could have a ripple effect across the country. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 1:05 PM

Pharmacare, dental care among quid pro quos in NDP’s deal to prop up minority Liberals until 2025 Jagmeet Singh

Declaring voters want to see their elected representatives eschew “toxic partisanship” and hyper-polarization in Parliament by working together to “get things done for Canadians,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his minority Liberal government will work with Jagmeet Singh’s NDP to bring in new pharmacare and dental care programs — along with other priorities agreed on by the parties — with the NDP pledging its support on “confidence and budgetary matters” until June 2025 — except if the NDP believes the government has breached their written agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 11:47 AM

Copyright infringement lawsuit over exam proctoring technology not SLAPP, B.C. judge rules

A B.C. man has lost in his attempt to have a copyright infringement lawsuit launched against him by a company specializing in exam proctoring technology dismissed, an action which came about after he posted information about the company’s software online due to his concerns about its invasiveness and supposed discriminatory effects on some students. ... [read more]