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WIPO ADR services underused in Canada

The arbitration and mediation services offered by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Association (WIPO) are underused by Canadian lawyers, says IP and charity lawyer ... Read more

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Fifth-annual Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018

The fifth-annual  Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018 is coming to Mississauga on April 15. Toronto charities and intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish will be on ... Read more

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Ruling addresses copyright infringement in the digital age

A recent Federal Court case recognized the ease in which digital works can be reproduced and awarded a photographer the maximum statutory damages for infringement of one of his ... Read more

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Best to file evidence no matter how strong your case is

Parties in trademark disputes should always put their best foot forward and file evidence to support their position no matter how confident they are, Toronto intellectual property ... Read more

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Enforcing taco trademark could become a 'marketing fail'

The well-known term ‘Taco Tuesday’ is merely descriptive and there could be an argument made that it should never have been registered as a trademark , Toronto ... Read more

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PPH provides similar protection between jurisdictions

Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH) between Canada and other jurisdictions can save clients time and money, Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar tells The Lawyer’s Daily . ... Read more

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'Taco Tuesday' mark may not be distinctive enough to enforce

A trademark has to be “distinctive” of a single brand to be valid and enforceable, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells MetroNews . A ... Read more

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Innovation, speed crucial when filing blockchain patents

Being ahead of the curve is key in the red-hot blockchain sector, but those looking to file patents in the space should be sure their filing is not simply an application of ... Read more

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Cast wide net when conducting incorporation name searches

Lawyers for entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to incorporate must look further than their client’s own backyard s to ensure the proposed name isn’t already taken, ... Read more

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Don’t confuse fighting online piracy, eroding net neutrality

Recent news that the country’s biggest media companies are creating a coalition to end net neutrality in the name of blocking piracy is conflating two issues, Toronto ... Read more

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Canadian innovation lagging behind other G20 countries

The federal government needs to increase public policy around innovation to enable Canada to catch up to other G20 countries, Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar tells ... Read more

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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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