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Intellectual Property


Monday, November 13, 2023 @ 1:22 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada and others aim to implement OECD’s ‘crypto-asset reporting framework’ by 2027

In an effort to stymie the use of crypto-assets to evade taxes in their jurisdictions, Canada and dozens of other countries have signed a formal statement announcing they “intend to work towards swiftly transposing” the international “Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework”  (CARF) into their domestic laws and activate automatic information-exchange agreements by 2027. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 9:31 AM

Federal Court of Appeal has a new chief justice

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 9 announced the appointment of the Honourable Yves de Montigny, a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, as the new chief justice of the Federal Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2023 @ 5:24 PM

SCC upholds pub ban in wrongful conviction case to protect ‘dignity,’ privacy of witness’s spouse

The Supreme Court of Canada has reaffirmed that harm to a person’s “dignity” — in this case to the dignity of a family member of a deceased witness in a criminal proceeding — can justify imposing a publication ban on material put before a court. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2023 @ 2:14 PM

Intersection of Gaza, intellectual property, Starbucks Starbucks

Intellectual property law often finds its way into larger disputes as a collateral issue. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2023 @ 9:58 AM

Dickinson Wright hires two associates

Dickinson Wright announced the addition of two associates to the firm’s Toronto office, Alexandria Chun and Vanessa Ford. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2023 @ 9:27 AM

Polo club in crowded market Polo

A recent decision of the U.K. High Court of justice deals with the scope of protection to be given to a registered trademark used in a crowded market in which several marks use similar motifs which incorporate the same or similar words (Lifestyles Equities C.V. v. Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Limited [2023] EWHC 1839 (UK Ch)). ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 12:01 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

New SCC Justice Moreau ‘very intelligent, incredibly hard working, fair,’ lawyers say Mary Moreau

Criminal and civil litigators in Alberta say Justice Mary Moreau, former leader of their busy superior trial court and newly appointed to a Western seat on the Supreme Court of Canada, established a “stellar” track record as a lawyer, judge and chief justice in her home province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2023 @ 11:35 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court dismisses review of Health Canada decision rejecting natural product licence

The Federal Court has dismissed a judicial review of a Health Canada decision finding that the applicant’s smoking cessation product was not a natural health product. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2023 @ 11:36 AM - Last Updated: Monday, November 06, 2023 @ 1:17 PM

Female-majority Supreme Court of Canada in place with Trudeau’s appointment of Justice Moreau Mary Moreau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the historic appointment of Justice Mary Moreau of Alberta to the Supreme Court of Canada, marking the first time the top court has had a five-judge majority of female members since the court’s inception in 1875. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2023 @ 9:37 AM

Bankruptcies, AI’s use in insolvency process on rise, says Davies report

The first half of 2023 featured the highest number of business bankruptcies in Canada since 2019, with the country’s retail trade sector particularly hard hit by “uncertain global and Canadian financial conditions,” according to a report recently released by the financial restructuring and insolvency group at law firm, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. ... [read more]