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Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 11:57 AM

Gowling WLG names Toronto partner as head of IP litigation in Canada

Gowling WLG announced Laurent Massam as the new head of intellectual property (IP) litigation and strategy in Canada, and Martha Savoy and John Coldham as the new leads of the firm’s global trademark, brands and designs group, having been appointed in 2020. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 2:46 PM

Landmark copyright decisions from 2020 Man stealing idea light bulb

The year 2020 was very interesting in the copyright world with several significant decisions being released. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 11:48 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 9:04 AM

BLG announces 17 new partners

Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) announced that 17 lawyers have joined the partnership. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 11:46 AM

Case could set precedent in determining social media giants’ liability for defamation: legal expert Howard Winkler, Winkler Dispute Resolution

A B.C. court has given the green light to a defamation action against social media giant Twitter, with a legal expert saying the case has the potential to settle a major unresolved issue in Canada — what is the liability of social media companies for comments users post online. ... [read more]

Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 1:55 PM

Key copyright decisions from 2020 Man stealing idea light bulb

The year 2020 was very interesting in the copyright world with several significant decisions being released. ... [read more]

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Why diversity is important to legal profession | Sacha de Klerk

If we were all the same, things would be much simpler. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 3:28 PM

Gowling associate joins board of Canadian Technology Law Association

Gowling WLG announced that Cindy Kou, a Toronto-based business law associate lawyer, has been nominated to the board of directors of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CTLA). The official vote took place during the CTLA’s annual general meeting. Kou began her two-year term as a director on the board on Dec. 15, 2020. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 12:04 PM

Adidas opposes Thom Browne’s parallel stripe trademark applications White adidas shoe with red, yellow and blue stripes

On Dec. 14, 2020, adidas AG, adidas America Inc. and adidas International Marketing BV (collectively, Adidas) filed an opposition with the United States Patent and Trademarks Trial and Appeal Board against Thom Browne Inc.’s (Thom Browne) U.S. trademark applications for a red, white and blue parallel stripe for use on footwear. Adidas has opposed the applications, which have been filed on an intent-to-use basis, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion and dilution by blurring. ... [read more]

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 12:54 PM

How COVID-19 affects fraud investigations Hooded figure and coronavirus

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented situation and the “new normal” has changed numerous industries. At the same time, certain things have remained constant. One such thing is the presence of fraud. ... [read more]

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 9:50 AM

New IP partner for Lenczner Slaght

Lenczner Slaght announced that new partner Andrew Moeser has joined its intellectual property (IP) team. ... [read more]