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Intellectual Property


Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Serving legal papers via social media

As many lawyers know, locating and personally serving a defendant with a statement of claim can at times be an onerous process and it can especially be troubling if you are having difficulties locating the defendant. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 1:51 PM

How Internet site-blocking orders might help battle online infractions Internetalert

A recent decision of the Federal Court (Bell Media Inc. v. John Doe 1 (c.o.b. GoldTV.Biz) 2019 FC 1432) has granted a site-blocking order against several Internet service providers (ISPs). ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

Gender diversity in legislative drafting act | Lawrence David

One never truly knows to where a simple cup of vanilla chai can possibly lead. Case in point: I went to an unnamed, yet well-known coffee shop around the block after a day of writing. Aside from placing my order, I had an incredibly insightful conversation with a barista. Their name is Jaclyn, and they are an exemplar of human warmth, decency and going above and beyond preparing a customer a cup of vanilla chai. Jaclyn inspired this column and I am privileged to dedicate it to them. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

How Toronto and Canada can lead global AI revolution for good | Gillian Hadfield

From the rise of deep fakes to concerns around cybersecurity, biased algorithms and robots taking our jobs, it is clearer than ever that new technologies, which hold so much promise for humanity, are also fraught with profound challenges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

Federal Court issues Canada’s first-ever website blocking order in copyright action Vincent de Grandpré

While Canadian broadcasting companies are hailing a recent precedential Federal Court ruling that issued the country’s first-ever website-blocking court order as a major victory for copyright owners, one of Canada’s top experts in Internet and copyright law believes the matter would be best dealt with by Parliament. ... [read more]

Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 11:41 AM

Changes in IP rules affecting transactions, day-to-day operations Mindmeld

The past few years have seen many changes in intellectual property (IP). Some of it is driven by treaty implementation. Other changes are driven by government initiatives that try to modernize and strengthen IP or improve fairness. The result has been that IP practices appear to have become more complex across the board. ... [read more]

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 12:15 PM

Court rules Edmonton radio station ‘created confusion’ with brand similar to rival Thomas Kurys, Wilson Lue LLP

A power struggle over the branding of a radio station in Edmonton has ended with a judge granting an injunction ordering it to stop using its current name and logo, ruling they damage the reputation of a rival company which had employed a similar brand in the past. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 9:16 AM

Kardashians cashing in catchprases in trademark law RiseandShinesign_sm.jpg

Love them or hate them, there is no denying that the Kardashian-Jenner clan is a pop culture phenomenon. ... [read more]

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 10:45 AM

Lawyer, trademark agent joins Langlois’ Quebec office

Langlois lawyers announced that Simon Lemay has joined its Quebec City office. As a lawyer and trademark agent, he focuses his practice on both intellectual property (IP) law and business law. ... [read more]

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 9:31 AM

Cars without drivers: A roadmap for liability Man sitting in self-driving car

Autonomous vehicles will increasingly become a fact of life in the coming decades. And while their arrival is a certainty, how they will function is not entirely settled. In particular, the kind of technology used by autonomous vehicles to see the road in front of them and to make decisions critical to our safety is now the subject of a battle between Elon Musk and the competition. ... [read more]