Intellectual Property

Brewer shouldn’t take Muskoka chair dispute sitting down

When protecting your company’s valuable brand, you should be prepared to fight for it, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson. Read more

Web scraping is 'robbery:' Kulish

A recent Federal Court of Canada decision on web scraping shows that “you can’t go into someone’s house and steal from their pantry,” says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

It's a different ball game as Raptors face branding challenges

After winning their first NBA championship, the Toronto Raptors’ court battles continue as the team and one of its star players have different fights to protect their brands, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

Kawhi takes to a different court looking for victory

Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard’s fight to regain rights to the logo he says he created is a reminder to consider every contingency when it comes to protecting your creative property, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson . Read more

Time to tax digital streaming services: Fisher

The federal government is missing out on a lucrative revenue source by failing to tax over-the-top (OTT) media services, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher. Read more

$20-million obituary piracy judgment likely a symbolic victory

A $20-million judgment against a website for pirating obituaries may turn out to be a symbolic victory for the families of the deceased, says Toronto business lawyer Bill Northcote. Read more

$20M 'obituary piracy' case sets precedent: Simpson

A judgment awarding $20 million to grieving families for “obituary piracy” will serve as an authority in copyright law, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson . Read more

Entry into Madrid Protocol opens the world to Canadian trademark owners

With long-awaited reforms to the Trademarks Act coming into effect June 17, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson says Canada’s entry into the Madrid Protocol is exciting for both trademark practitioners and clients. Read more

TREB secures permanent injunction against Mongohouse using its data

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says it has secured a permanent injunction to stop the now-defunct property listing site Mongohouse from sharing its real estate data. Read more

Protecting IP rights from data-scraping sites

With the vast amount of information collected and available online, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher says there’s a broader debate about who owns and benefits from data that has been meaningfully organized and contextualized. Read more

Amendments to Trade-marks Act coming into force June 17

With significant changes on the horizon for Canada’s Trade-marks Act , Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson says there are key developments that will modernize and disrupt the nation’s trademarks regime. Read more

Drake can still claim victory in trademark flap: Kulish

Entertainer Drake can still sing a happy song despite a split decision in the court battle over the use of ‘6IX’ as a trademark, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

MLSE wants Snoop to drop 'Leafs' logo like it's hot

The latest trademark faceoff between the Toronto Maple Leafs and rapper Snoop Dog will be one to watch on both sides of the border, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Celebrity body art comes with copyright considerations

Professional athletes and other celebrities might want to take a lawyer along the next time they get tattooed, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Drake's bid to limit DJ's trademark rights deep-sixed

The Trade-Mark Opposition Board held that a DJ represented by Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson is entitled to the exclusive use of the name "6IX" in association with DJ services across the country — despite opposition from Drake, one of Canada's biggest celebrities. Read CBC News ... Read National Post ... Read Canadian Lawyer ... Read World Intellectual Property Review ... Edmonton Journal Read more