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Cartoon character copyright no laughing matter

You can’t just “borrow” someone else’s property without permission and the same rule applies to copyrighted property, says Toronto copyright lawyer Taras ... Read more

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Federal Court restores hockey company's expunged trademark

A Federal Court decision that restored a hockey equipment company’s trademark raises questions about the acceptance of unopposed expert evidence, says Toronto ... Read more

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Patent box would give Canada an innovation boost

A Canadian “patent box” system could boost innovation in the country, says Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar . Patent boxes, sometimes known as “innovation ... Read more

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Patent filing options key to cleantech industry success

Over the past decade, Canada has funded the development of clean technologies and taken legislative action in attempts to shut down dirty energy systems — but another ... Read more

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Challenge to define property rights on social media

As intellectual property (IP) laws have been around for decades, they are not always well-suited to resolving online IP disputes — and specifically, it is often difficult to ... Read more

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Copyright claims in the age of the Internet

A  former adult film performer’s efforts to erase the evidence of his past underscore the challenges of navigating copyright law in the Internet age, says Toronto ... Read more

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Court shuts down copycat Vietnamese language news service

A recent Federal Court judgment shows that defending yourself in a copyright or trademark action is risky business, says Toronto intellectual property rights lawyer Mala Joshi . ... Read more

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Canada is out of step on copyright protection

All that is old could become new again as Canadian copyright holders scramble to make their catalogues relevant and protect their intellectual rights because of a quirk in how ... Read more

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Only lumps of coal for ex-Fashion Santa in trademark dispute

Both parties to a dispute over the right to trademark the term “Fashion Santa” could end up on the losing side, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin ... Read more

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Federal first patent program would boost Canadian innovation: Edgar

A federal first patent program could boost Canada's entrepreneurial community, says  Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar . As part of its consultations ahead of the 2017 ... Read more

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Canada's patent fast track pays off for tech firm

Patent holders can gain strategic leverage over potential infringers by taking advantage of Canada's fast-track application process, writes  Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar ... Read more

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Bet on the mall getting Fashion Santa trademark: Simpson

If a battle between the man who played Fashion Santa and the mall where he worked as the styling elf goes before the courts, a trademark would likely be issued to the ... Read more

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High time cannabis start-ups got serious about IP rights, says Joshi

Now is the time for businesses in Canada's nascent marijuana industry to invest in their intellectual property rights, according to Toronto intellectual property lawyer Mala ... Read more

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Erika Murray: an IP champion for start-ups

Toronto intellectual property lawyer Erika Murray  is the kind of adviser every entrepreneur needs in their corner as they navigate the complex maze of patents, ... Read more

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Simpson to share insights at OBA IP litigation program

Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson will share his thoughts on critical interlocutory proceedings at the “Intellectual Property Litigation” ... Read more

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Wording of law extending privilege to non-lawyers problematic

Although patent and trademark agents are now the first group of non-lawyers to be given the quasi-constitutional protection of solicitor-client privilege, Toronto intellectual ... Read more

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Snapchat suit shows advantages of Canada's expedited patent process

Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar says a lawsuit launched by a Vancouver-based technology firm against California-based Snapchat highlights that quickly obtaining a ... Read more

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Use of competitor’s metatags supports claim for elevated costs

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court is of particular interest to trademark lawyers as it deals with using metatags of a competitor’s trademarks, says Toronto ... Read more

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Bill C-31 undermines integrity of Canada's trademark system

Toronto intellectual property lawyer Mala Joshi says proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Act under Bill C-31 will require Canadian businesses to incur additional clearance ... Read more

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Leafs go into overtime in battle against Snoop Dogg

A challenge by the Toronto Maple Leafs to protect its trademark against an incursion by rapper Snoop Dogg’s line of marijuana products with a similar name and logo has ... Read more

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