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Bereskin & Parr LLP
The unauthorized copying of software has long been held to constitute copyright infringement under Canada's Copyright Act.
Smart & Biggar
There were several notable trademark cases in Canada in 2020, including those addressing comparative advertising, depreciation of goodwill, brand parody, trademark ‘use' in the absence...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
In the recent Commissioner's Decision Re Amgen Research (Munich) GmbH (2021 CACP 2), the Patent Appeal Board allowed medical use claims reciting a dosage
Gowling WLG
The growth in global demand for clean technology is creating a more competitive market where the competition for brand recognition has never been fiercer.
Lenczner Slaght
Since its enactment in 2018, section 53.1 of the Patent Act has been the subject of much discussion. This provision allows courts tasked with construing the claims of a patent to consider...
Gowling WLG
There is a common misconception that copyright is only relevant to a small proportion of creative businesses. However, we have seen it help all kinds of businesses to ...
Torys LLP
What are the benefits and risks of relying on patent or trade secret protection for your technology? In our latest discussion, members of our intellectual property protection team
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has released a new practice notice clarifying the effect of the Designated Days on maintenance fee due dates.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
On January 14, 2021, the Federal Court issued a decision (Janssen Inc. et al v. Apotex Inc. et al, 2021 FC 7) in the consolidated infringement action brought under s. 6(1)
Gowling WLG
On January 20, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in CanMar Foods Ltd. v. TA Foods Ltd 2021 FCA 7. This precedent setting appeal stems from the underlying decision of...
Smart & Biggar
The extensive amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules that came into force on October 30, 2019 have complicated the practice for responding to an Office Action ...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
2020 saw some notable developments relating to the patentability of software and computer-related inventions.
Gowling WLG
Canadian courts provided important guidance on some key trademark issues in 2020. A number of these notable decisions are discussed below.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Federal Court, in its recent decision Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. v. Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. (2021 FC 37)
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Canada has added the UK to the list of countries that must be considered for the "timely submission requirement" in an application for a Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP).
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has issued a Practice Notice to allow expedited examination of certain trademark applications.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
While 2019 was historic in terms of the changes it brought to Canadian trademark law, 2020 was unprecedented, bringing the world together in a common quest to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
The first WALDORF-ASTORIA hotel opened in New York City in the 1930s, and it was acquired by Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1949, the predecessor to Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP.
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has released a new practice notice clarifying its practice regarding requests for extensions of time under subsection 3(1) of the Patent Rules.
Gowling WLG
As the scientific community continues to tackle some of the world's most challenging diseases, research and innovation has led to the discovery of new uses for previously known medicines.
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