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Intellectual Property


Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Canada signs Ukraine free-trade deal, sanctions illegal transfer of Ukrainian kids to Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) during the Ukrainian president’s visit to Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:28 AM

Accessible justice through law school public interest programming | Dana Rotenberg

It is an honour to have been invited by the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis to write a guest column on the connection between access to justice and legal education. As law students across the country settle into the academic year, this is certainly a timely topic to explore. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 3:22 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court overturns decision expunging product from trademark registration citing new evidence

The Federal Court has allowed an appeal of a decision expunging a product from a trademark registration, finding that new evidence showed the trademark was in use for the product in the period relevant to a request for evidence by the registrar of trademarks. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 12:18 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court: Amazon justified in denying user access to personal information over verification concerns

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a finding that Amazon did not violate the privacy rights of a user by denying her access to her personal information as it was not able to verify her identity. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 4:34 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Burberry, Chanel awarded nearly $1 million in damages in counterfeit products case

The Federal Court has awarded Burberry and Chanel awards of approximately $1 million against defendants who were involved in selling counterfeit versions of the brands’ products ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 2:11 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Report: Finance, telecommunications sectors top business sources of privacy complaints, breaches

Businesses in the financial and telecommunications sectors were among the largest sources of privacy complaints and privacy breaches in 2022-23, according to the annual report of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) submitted to Parliament on Sept. 19. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 10:21 AM

New partner joins Wildeboer Dellelce

Wildeboer Dellelce welcomed Divya Shahani to the firm’s entertainment, media and sports practice group. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 1:46 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ottawa proposes to spur competition, extend CEBA loan deadline, drop GST on rental construction Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Ottawa says it will eliminate the GST on purpose-built apartment and student- and senior-housing rental builds; extend by a year the deadline for small businesses to repay their Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans; and introduce comprehensive reforms to the federal Competition Act, starting by dropping the “efficiencies” defence and boosting the Competition Bureau’s powers to compel the production of information. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 @ 3:38 PM

Legal regulators challenge new tax law compelling bar to report clients’ confidential information Roy Millen, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP Vancouver

Canada’s more than 155,000 legal professionals — with a global reputation for successfully challenging multiple unconstitutional state incursions on the bar’s independence and ethical duties to clients — went to court again Sept. 11, this time battling what they contend is yet another bid by Ottawa over the past 25 years to turn them into state agents, in this instance by mandating that legal professionals report to federal tax authorities confidential client information about certain client tax transactions that might constitute tax avoidance. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 @ 10:56 AM

Musk waves bye-bye birdie to iconic Twitter brand twitter

 Using X as a brand is a risky choice for Twitter but there could be more to it than meets the eye. ... [read more]