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'It’s a good time for boutiques': Simpson

Clients are becoming increasingly aware that small firms and boutiques provide the same quality of service as some of the larger, more traditional firms, Toronto intellectual ... Read more

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Strong branding best defence against imitators for unpatentable products

Strong branding is the best defence against copycat products when patenting isn’t an option, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson .  While it ... Read more

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Ukraine ripe for Canadian business expansion

Businesses seeking to expand into Europe should look at opportunities afforded by Canada's special relationship with Ukraine, says Toronto charities and intellectual property ... Read more

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Intoxicating IP part 2: cannabis

In Part 2 of the of our mini-series on IP issues for companies selling “sin” products Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson   ... Read more

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Decision clarifies test for obviousness

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision should return a degree of certainty to patent applicants challenged for obviousness as well as patentable subject matter,  Toronto ... Read more

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Patent abandonment and reinstatement process tightened up

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) proposed update to the Patent Rules represents a significant tightening up of the country’s abandonment and ... Read more

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Traditional broadcasters squeezed between online pirates, new media

Traditional broadcasters are feeling the squeeze from both illegal piracy and legal over-the-top media services online, says Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin ... Read more

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FCA ‘got it right’ in luggage trademark infringement case

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) “got it right” in resolving the issue of trademark confusion in a case involving a Canadian luggage company and a Swiss firm, Toronto ... Read more

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FCA sets out right approach in luggage trademark confusion case

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) set out the right approach to resolving the issue of trademark confusion in a recent case involving a Canadian luggage company and a Swiss firm, ... Read more

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In a media-driven world, image has a price tag

Cocaine baron Pablo Escobar , boxing icon Muhammad Ali and film director Woody Allen seem like an incongruent group but there is a strong legal connection, says Toronto ... Read more

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Netflix takes 'softball' approach with Stranger Things pop-up bar

Though companies have traditionally been counselled to aggressively monitor and enforce their intellectual property, some are taking other approaches in an effort to earn ... Read more

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Federal government urged to embrace IP innovation programs

The federal government should heed the advice of the intellectual property community to close the innovation gap in Canada’s economy,  Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar ... Read more

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Copyright decision spells out 'fair dealing' for Canadian universities

A Federal Court decision that backs a copyright collective in its battle to collect royalties from an Ontario university cannot be ignored by Canadian post-secondary ... Read more

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Fintechs should get tough on patent assertion entities

Fintech firms should take a more aggressive approach to filing and acquiring patents to defend against patent assertion entities, Toronto patent lawyer  Aaron Edgar ... Read more

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Intoxicating IP part 1: microbreweries

In part 1 of our mini-series on IP issues for companies selling “sin” products   Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson   explores the ... Read more

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El Mocambo's iconic neon palms trapped in trademark dispute

The El Mocambo's iconic neon palm trees are locked in a trademark battle with an American company, says Toronto trademark and copyright lawyer Taras Kulish . See CityTV ... Read more

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Decision an important precedent for gripe site operators, targets

Operators of gripe sites   and their targets have an important new precedent for determining when criticism using someone else’s IP crosses the line to become ... Read more

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Possession isn’t always 9/10ths of the law

A cross-border lawsuit against a Toronto gallery brought by the estate of a photographer over a collection of negatives casts a spotlight onto copyright law, says Toronto ... Read more

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New social scheduling app turns online chats into emoji-based dates

Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Erika Murray  went public this month with an innovative calendaring app she designed in response to the social scheduling ... Read more

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Identifying gaps in fostering tech commercialization

Incubators and accelerators are helping start-up companies across the country, but Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Erika Murray  suggests more can be done to ... Read more

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