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Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 11:22 AM

Demystifying non-fungible tokens (and important legal questions) NFT Mona Lisa

There’s nothing like a popstar such as Justin Bieber buying a picture of a pixellated ape for US$1.3 million to signal the emergence of a new phenomenon. Many are wondering whether these non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a Ponzi scheme on the verge of collapse, but hidden behind the immense wealth that some have generated from these digital assets is a practical technology that may revolutionize the business world. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 2:39 PM

Law Society of Ontario takes legal action in exam cheating investigation Diana Miles, Law Society of Ontario CEO

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is taking legal action against NCA Exam Guru and its principal, Aamer Chaudhry, as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the barrister and solicitor exams. “The law society is committed to protecting the public interest and actively responding to conduct that threatens the integrity of the licensing process and the professions. As regulator, we will take strong action against alleged wrongdoers,” said Diana Miles, the LSO’s chief executive officer, in a statement issued May 25. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 11:24 AM

Three new appointments at Aird & Berlis

Aird & Berlis has appointed two new associates and a consultant to the firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 8:35 AM

Gone phishing: panel discusses perils of remote work, surveillance risks to lawyers, clients Kevin Lo, Froese Forensic Partners Ltd.

In a panel discussion highlighting the shift to remote work, speakers emphasized the need for lawyers to turn their minds to privacy and security issues when working from home, noting that technology adopted during the pandemic can have surveillance impacts that can not only affect a lawyer’s practice, but their clients as well. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 2:17 PM

Data privacy invasions in femtech: A threat to long-term women’s health care? All eyes on woman

The female health technology (femtech) industry is an essential driver of change for women’s health. Born from the premise that women should be afforded agency and autonomy over their bodies and health decisions, femtech strives to empower and support women along their health-care journey. ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 5:56 PM

Competition Bureau closes inquiries into multiple pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner Casey Halladay

The Competition Bureau has closed two recent investigations into potentially anticompetitive patent litigation settlement agreements involving pharmaceutical drugs. ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:17 AM

Future of Toronto arbitration is bright, says International Chamber of Commerce Court president Global arbitration stamp

Toronto’s future as a seat of arbitration is “very bright,” says Claudia Salomon, the first female president of the International Chamber of Commerce Court since its founding in 1923. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 10:22 AM

Aird & Berlis, Aird & McBurney appoint new partner

Lawyer and patent agent Peter S. L. Wong has joined Aird & Berlis as well as Aird & McBurney as a partner and member of the firm’s intellectual property (IP) group.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 1:03 PM

Interpreting Federal Court’s dismissal of trademark appeal Ortho device

The Federal Court has upheld the decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB) confirming that the marks in issue were not confusing, despite filing material new evidence (Align Technology, Inc. v. Osstemimplant Co. Ltd 2022 FC 720). ... [read more]

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 3:43 PM

Federal Court dismisses trademarks appeal by orthodontics company

An orthodontics company has its appeal against the decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB) dismissed after it failed to support its argument that the mark of the respondent would likely confuse consumers, the Federal Court has determined. ... [read more]